New Federal Law Brings Stormy Times To California Fish v. Farms Water FightThe new law dictates that the federal portion of California's water system gives farm districts and human users the biggest possible share.
CA Grants $3.2 Million To Make Central Valley Tap Water Uranium-FreeDozens of families at a Central California mobile-home park will get tap water free of dangerous levels of uranium thanks to a state grant.
Some Central Valley Orchards Irrigated With Oilfield WastewaterSome of the biggest growers in the Central Valley area aren't worried about conserving water because they've found a steady supply -- but there's a catch.
SoCal Water Agency's Land Purchase Rattles California FarmersMetropolitan Water District of Southern California bought farmland in Palo Verde Valley to get access to Colorado River water.
More Drought-Challenged California Winemakers Grow Grapes With Less WaterA growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
California Farmers Propose Ways To Save Water, Avoid Steeper CutsThe farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta east of San Francisco proposed the deal to spare themselves deeper mandatory cuts later.
Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants Tighten Up Their Water Usage During DroughtBoth ballclubs are looking at ways to conserve when it comes to watering the field and cleaning the stadium after games.
California Almonds Roasted In Drought Debate Over IrrigationAs California enters its 4th year of drought, the state's multi-billion almond crop is helping drive a sharp debate about water use.
Free Lawn Removal, Rebates For Homeowners Who Want A More Drought-Friendly LandscapeCalifornia's drought is driving more and more homeowners to give up their lush, green, water-guzzling lawns. Now, landscape companies are offering to rip them out for free, and water districts across the state are giving rebates as incentive.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes City’s New Big Buildings Use Gray WaterSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that would require large new buildings in the city to use gray water in toilets and for irrigation.
Water Wasters Go Unpunished As Devastating Drought DeepensCalifornia water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.