Rate Hikes Loom After Newsom Expands Drought Declaration To Include Third of CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency declaration to almost a third of California as the continues to anticipate a megadrought situation.
Sonoma-Marin Water Committee Calls On Residents To Reduce Water Use By 20%An advisory committee for water agencies in the North Bay passed a resolution Monday asking residents to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%.
EBMUD Requests Public Input For Water Supply Plan UpdateThe East Bay Municipal Utility District posted a request Wednesday for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties to weigh in on updates to its water supply plan, which is updated every five years.
Spring Arrives With Meteorologists' Grim Forecast for California Water SupplySaturday marks the first day of astronomical spring and the outlook is grim for California and the West, where drought conditions will persist, according to NOAA.
Megadrought 'Unprecedented in Human History' Likely the New Normal Across the WestUsing tree ring evidence going back 1,200 years, scientists researching previous megadroughts, some lasting up to 40 years, say recent dry spells in the West appear to be following a similar longterm pattern.
Southwest Faces Very High Likelihood Of Decades-Long MegadroughtAlready dealing with parched conditions, the U.S. Southwest faces the threat of megadroughts this century as temperatures rise.