California has issued its first cease and desist order telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year’s tightened drought regulations.
California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.
California state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.
Construction sites use water to control dust, but then Terry Devore of Newark saw where the water was coming from.
A judge ruled Friday that California regulators violated some farmers’ rights by telling them to stop diverting from rivers and streams, but the state says it can still punish those who illegally take water during the drought.
The outdoor showers at beaches across drought-stricken California will be shut off to save water, so surfers and sunbathers will have to get creative this summer when it comes time to shake off the sand.
Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.
A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California.
Groundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and basically thrown away, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.
Utility crews are working to repair a water main break near San Francisco General Hospital in the city’s Mission neighborhood Friday morning, a spokeswoman from the city’s public utilities commission said.