Driven to action by the state’s historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.
Six months after Brown declared a water emergency, few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark. They are not required to compare water consumption this year to last, and few have, The Associated Press found.
Authorities say they are capturing rain falling in the storm lashing California to be used later in what’s expected to be a very dry year.
As California remains in the midst of a tremendous drought, an Orange County farmer believes he may have discovered the farming method of the future after his crops began thriving while using much less water than usual.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday announced a $687 million plan to provide immediate help to drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.
The evidence of extreme effects at the hands of California’s historic drought continues to mount, as a number of reservoirs, which the state depends on for water, are now running dangerously low.
President Barack Obama announced Friday more than $160 million in federal financial aid to California.
California Water Company Declares Water Supply Alert, Asks Residents To Cut Water Usage By 20 Percent
Southern California’s largest supplier of water, the Metropolitan Water District, which provides water for 19 million people, declared a “Water Supply Alert” Tuesday in light of California’s historic drought.
California’s current drought — the result of one of the driest California winters in recent memory — has driven scientists to attempt to make their own much-needed rain fall from the sky.