Water

A farmer ploughs his dusty field in Sheldon as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 25, 2015.  California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.          AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Officials Announce Largest Cuts On Record For California Farmers

Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights.

06/12/2015

Chardonnay clusters from Wyckoff Vineyards in the Yakima Valley of Washington state. (Photo Credit: Agne27, Wikimedia Commons)

West Coast Drought Serves As Boon For Wine Industry In Washington State

It was a record harvest for Washington state in 2014, with many California-based wineries starting to invest in properties.

06/11/2015

Gold Dust peaches from Masumoto Family Farm that are being shipped to Berkeley Bowl. (Photo Credit: Masumoto Family Farm)

Central Valley Farming Family Embraces Petite Peaches During Drought

The Masumoto Family Farm hopes to start a “small fruit revolution,” growing smaller peaches during the drought that are still bursting with flavor.

06/10/2015

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East Bay Residents Now Face Higher Water Bills With Approved 25% Drought Surcharge

East Bay residents will be seeing higher water bills as increased rates have been approved by the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

06/10/2015

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 Percent

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.

06/09/2015

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300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During Drought

A California lawmaker is proposing to let local communities tax the worst water-guzzling residents and businesses as much as 300 percent in the state’s historic drought.

06/09/2015

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank Accounts

Weeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.

06/09/2015

Artist rendition of the planned aquatic complex at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin. (City of Dublin)

East Bay Residents Unhappy Over $36M Water Park Construction

In the middle of a fourth year of drought in California, construction is underway for a massive, $36 million water park in the East Bay of San Francisco.

06/08/2015

Water meter

Millions Of Apartment Renters In California Could Be Forced To Pay For Water During State’s Historic Drought

Millions of apartment dwellers in California have been given a free ride when it comes to water, but now that water supplies are running low, those renters could have an added new expense.

06/07/2015

Refinery at Sunrise

Top California Oil Regulator Resigns, Scrutinized Over Contamination Of Water Supply

A top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state’s water supplies.

06/05/2015

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