Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.
In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving “net zero” energy use are top priorities.
Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.
Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.
Era of ample water supply and cheap prices is ending.
State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.
Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.
The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.
Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.
Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.
Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.
Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.
Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.
Steeled by past drought, governor is reshaping how largest U.S. state uses and distributes water.
Better plans and more data are needed to guide response.
Farmers are guzzling groundwater while wells of families run dry.
New rules seek sustainable use, but the details will be written later by local agencies.
Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.
Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half times the volume of a full Lake Mead.
Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.