Drought Causes Record Low Water Allocations for California

Climate conditions and regulations are causing California to reassess water allocation, potentially taking drastic conservation measures.

U.S. Water Use Declines, But Points to Troubling Trends, Says USGS Report

U.S. Geological Survey's newest five-year report (2000-2005) reveals positive trends and potential problems for U.S. water use.

California Right to Water Bill Vetoed

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) vetoed a bill last week that would have included a right to “clean, affordable, and accessible water” in the state’s legislation.

America’s Water Supply: Scarcity Becoming Endemic

Americans have good reason to be concerned about the future of the nation’s supply of clean fresh water, according to state and federal research and resource agencies.

California Report: In Dry Times, Deep Reservoir of Water Solutions

New report highlights possible solutions to state's water shortages.

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.