posted on October 23, 2015 at 8:48 PM
With temperatures up, precipitation down, and snowpack elusive, four consecutive years of drought have tested California’s mettle.
posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM
State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by...
posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM
As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’ drought, are exhibit A for the most dire classification of the U.S. drought monitor.
posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM
California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM
With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up.
Some farmers, however, receive as much water they want through an antiquated system of water allocations that was initially...
posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM
The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas.
posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM
Water administrators and state officials from western states have been considering a range of outside-the-box ideas such as piping water from the nation's heartland and towing Arctic icebergs south.
posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM
The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years.
posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California and federal officials have announced plans for a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar...
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) - The website displays a clock counting down
seconds to Tuesday's board meeting of Southern California's major
It is part of a new front in California's water wars...