Rain-Soaked Californians Using Less WaterCalifornians are using less water than they have in years, thanks partly to winter rains that are doing the lawn-watering for them.
California Water Board: Cutbacks May Return As Conservation LagsState regulators say they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving dropped off significantly.
Regulators Propose Cutting Delta Water Flow To Farms To Protect FishThe proposal calls for leaving 40 percent of normal flow in the San Joaquin river system to help native fish survive spawning.
Drought: CA Regulators Back Off Plan To Withhold Farm Water To Help SalmonState drought regulators have backed off a plan to withhold water from farms and cities in favor of an endangered species of salmon.
Don't Count On El Niño, Rain Could Miss Northern California AltogetherNorthern Californians shouldn't stop conserving because they keep hearing El Niño is coming to the rescue.
California Website Lets Residents Snitch On Water WastersCalifornia is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.
Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten EcosystemState officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.
State Regulators To San Francisco: Stop Taking Water From Tuolumne River During DroughtThe State Water Resources Control Board on Friday ordered cutbacks for San Francisco to stop taking some of its water from the Tuolumne River despite the city's decades-old water rights.
Farmers, Water Districts Not Complying With State Order To Stop Taking Water From RiversMost of the farmers and irrigation districts ordered by the state to stop pumping water from rivers and streams because of the drought are not complying.
Benicia Water Board Reduces Conservation Target In Response To Residents' Exemplary Efforts"Benicians deserve to be congratulated for their hard work... our conservation rate in April was among the highest in the state, " City Manager Brad Kilger said in a statement.
Drought: California's Mandatory Water Consumption Cutbacks Begin June 1Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.
State Water Board Accepts Hundreds Of Farmers' Offer To Make Voluntary 25 Percent Water Use CutThe State Water Resources Control Board has accepted an historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper losses later.