posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.
He's buying a...
posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM
An icon of the American West is returning…with a vengeance. Several years of drought have made tumbleweeds a thorn in the side in cowboy country.
posted on March 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Even though spring has sprung in some parts of America, unprecedented drought in California has yet to shift gears
posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Because of California's lingering drought, millions of young California salmon could soon be migrating to the ocean via freeways instead of the Sacramento River.
The Sacramento Bee reports state and federal wildlife...
posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM
While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, California "witchers" are busy as farmers seek to drill more groundwater wells due to the state's record drought that persists despite recent rain.
posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:21 PM
With California’s agricultural heartland locked in drought, almond producers are letting orchards wither, and in some cases, making the tough call to rip their trees out of the ground.
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Spring water bottler Crystal Geyser's plans to tap an aquifer at the base of Mount Shasta in far Northern California is running into opposition from some residents, environmentalists and Native American tribes.
posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM
Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Well known for its commitment to environmental issues, the nation’s top agricultural state now sees the natural beauty it has long sought to protect showing an ugly side.
posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM
Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland.
posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM
House Speaker John Boehner visited a dusty California field on Wednesday, joining Central Valley Republicans to announce an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what is certain to be a devastating year.
posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:24 PM
Precipitation in most of the state is less than 20 percent of normal, and reservoirs are dwindling. Forecasts suggest the dry spell could continue, exacerbating the already heightened fire danger.
posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Residents of California endured another round of wildfires this week. The latest fire tore through dry vegetation in the scenic Big Sur region south of San Francisco.
And a change in weather patterns may be coming to the Great Plains and points...
posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina...