California Drought: Gov. Newsom Declares Expanded Drought Emergency, Calls For Statewide ConservationGovernor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide and further urging Californians to step up their efforts at water conservation in the face of historic conditions.
Drought Emergency: Contra Costa Water Approves 10% Voluntary CutbackThe Contra Costa Water District board voted Wednesday night to ask customers to reduce water use by 10%. Meanwhile, customers are raising concerns about another change that is literally leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths.
California Drought: Morgan Hill Imposes Mandatory Water RestrictionsUnlike most Bay Area cities, Morgan Hill gets 100 percent of its water from underground wells. And that's a big reason why the city became the first in Santa Clara County to issue mandatory water use restrictions.
Gov. Newsom Declares Drought Emergency In Sonoma, Mendocino CountiesGov. Gavin Newsom has declared an emergency executive order in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditions affecting much of the state.
California Retains Drought Measures Amid Wet WinterCalifornia has retained largely symbolic measures guiding water conservation during drought.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks 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.
No More Playing Nice - California Water Regulators Will Name, Shame, Fine, Even Ration Water-WastersWater districts that don't take steps to conserve face $10,000-a-day fines if they don't adopt new water restrictions or change rates as demanded by the state. The excuses cities have given for pitiful conservation, including hot weather and earlier cutbacks, are no longer a free pass.