Saving Salmon: California Orders New Water Restrictions

Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Receives Temporary Dam

Rock barriers will deflect saltwater intrusion in California’s most important water body.

California’s Rainless Summer Will Dry Up Drinking Water Supplies

State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.

California Drought Is Not Lifting

Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.

2009 California Water Plan Published

Report recommends upgrading the state's information base to better user understanding of the water system.

Peter Gleick: Is Some California Water Use Unconstitutional?

As of now, Sacramento has some new rules about water use.

More Water for Fish, NOAA Declares

In an 800-page report, federal officials issued a dire prediction for California’s salmon -- they’re just about out of water. The only solution: cut water usage in the Central Valley.

Water Allocations for Californian Farmers Increased, But Only Somewhat

Farmers south of California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta can expect to receive about 10 percent of their federally allocated water this spring, so says the U.S. Department of the Interior. That's up from zero, after heavy rain- and snow-fall in the Sierra's had the Bureau of Reclamation reassess earlier predictions Tuesday.

California Drought: Snowpack Inspires Consumers, Worries Water Experts

One week after Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state-wide drought emergency for California, rangers reported Sierra snowpack levels at 80 percent of normal. While the measurements of this major source of water might seem cause for relief, experts hesitate.

Drought: California’s Impending Economic Crisis

If money grew on trees, California would still be in trouble.…

Federal Government Restricts California’s Delta Flow

A policy that restricts water pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Op-ed — A heartfelt plea for a sensible water policy

Dorthy Green discusses water use in California in a recent op-ed…