Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.
A lawsuit, an official’s resignation, and failed legislative proposals marked the beginning of June.
Increasing block rates garner closer attention.
States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve hydropower generation.
Lawmakers seek to make public a trove of groundwater data.
Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.
State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.
Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.
Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015.
A breakdown of where California’s water is used most, from fracking and Nestle’s bottling plant to almonds and lawns.
Map of the cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities.
Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.
Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution control to Mississippi River Basin states.
State emergency funds help public water systems and private well owners.
Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.
New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term fixes.
Farming practices are adding harmful nitrates to Iowa’s Raccoon River. The capital city’s water utility will vote at a March 10 board meeting to proceed with a Clean Water Act lawsuit.
EPA’s Clean Water Rule confronts deep-rooted farm resistance.
The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.
Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.