The drought has come down to a question of the haves and the have-nots. But one tweet from say, a Kardashian, encouraging folks to conserve, could be a drought game changer.
California is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.
With 300 days of sunshine a year and miles of bright green lawns, this is Palm Springs, smack in the heart of the Sonoran desert.
It sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie. A Bay Area company makes machines that capture water from the air, technology that could help during our record drought.
Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.
State water regulators say Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste.
Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
Extreme drought conditions have left an estimated 12 million trees dead in California’s forests over the past year.
A water main ruptured in Walnut Creek Sunday afternoon, spewing water into an intersection roughly four miles from the epicenter of an earthquake in Concord.