Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
Sierra Snowpack Still Below Average Despite Wet MarchWhile California's snowpack in March was in better condition than it was in February, the month's precipitation was not enough to offset the state's dry winter.
December Storms Give California A Promising SnowpackDecember storms gave California a promising snowpack despite a slow start, state water authorities said Thursday.
Repaired Oroville Dam Spillway To Be Deployed For First Time TuesdayThe flood-control spillway at the nation's tallest dam will be deployed this week for the first time since it was rebuilt after it crumbled during heavy rains two years ago.
Sierra Survey Shows Snowpack At 67 Percent Of NormalStorms have come to California early this winter but a survey of the Sierra snowpack on Thursday shows it is only at 67 percent of average statewide for this time of year, according to the state's Department of Water Resources.
Jerry Brown's $16 Billion Water Tunnels Get Expected OKThe main agency promoting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $16 billion water tunnels has given its expected approval to the project.
California Water Chief: Oroville Emergency Spillway WorkedThe head of California's water agency says an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam worked despite extreme erosion that led authorities to order nearly 200,000 people to flee.
Groundwater Pumping In Drought-Parched Central Valley Has Land Sinking FastVast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.
Lady Gaga Releases PSA Urging Californians To Save Water During DroughtBack in March, Lady Gaga took some flack from water conservationists when she filmed in Hearst Castle’s famed swimming pool, which required it to be drained after. Gaga responded by pledging to participate in a PSA for California Department of Water Resources.
State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought ReliefThe $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.
NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze DroughtNASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.
California Water Officials Cutting Off Deliveries To Agencies Serving 25 Million ResidentsAmid California’s drought, state officials have announced they won’t be able to provide water to agencies serving 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland.
1 In 5 Californians Live In Flood Zone, Report FindsAs California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum -- the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic flooding.
California Snowpack 50% Of Normal, Water Officials DespairThere's more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.
California Snow Survey Shows Driest Months On RecordIt’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.