Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
California’s drought-stricken cities posted record water savings in May, ahead of mandatory conservation targets that took effect in June.
California cities hit record conservation during the drought after cutting water use 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.
Gardening guru Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News Saturday morning to demonstrate how to avoid over-watering your lawn and plants during California’s historic drought. For more information, visit ThingsGreen.com.
The California Legislature has sent the governor a bill to protect residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.
The Department of Water and Power plans to capture storm water runoff and use it to refill underground supplies rather than allow it to drain into the ocean via storm channels.
Data show less than a third of the farmers, water districts and communities responded to the broadest conservation order for those with nearly ironclad water rights by the State Water Resources Control Board.
New Los Angeles County wine is not on the horizon since the Board of Supervisors have imposed a temporary ban on new or expanded vineyards in a large area of the northern Santa Monica Mountains to help manage the severe drought in the region.
Southern California is in the fourth year of a severe drought, and residents are doing everything from taking shorter showers to filling in their swimming pools, to drinking recycled toilet water. But is it enough?
Two Southland reservoirs are set to be taken offline for repair and renovation work this summer amid an already historic drought.
Despite California’s drought, Richard and Danna Jones’ cattle grazing pasture has stayed green thanks to water flowing free from a gulch claimed by his grandfather in 1911.
Fog, drizzle and some rain have turned the region very damp Saturday morning under what the National Weather Service says is a typical June cloud pattern over the coasts and valleys.
As local residents and businesses continue to feel the pressure to use less water, all they have to do is look to the oldest Major League Baseball stadium on the west coast, who is hitting out out of the park for water conservation.
With California mired in a devastating drought, some so-called shamers are fanning out across the Los Angeles-area searching for people who are needlessly putting water on lawns or letting it run onto sidewalks.
Discussing the state’s future in the midst of a severe drought, Brown noted conservation “is a challenge for all the people of California.”