Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.
Water managers are determining if recent storms helped California’s dwindling water supplies enough to warrant increases in water deliveries to farms and thirsty cities.
A Southern California lawmaker wants to protect homeowners who cut back on watering during the statewide drought against retaliation from homeowner associations (HOAs).
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.
Farmers holding signs protesting dramatic cuts to their irrigation supplies packed Fresno City Hall for a congressional hearing Wednesday, delving into the politics of California’s drought crisis striking the state’s agricultural heartland.
Officials say February’s rain storms pleasantly boosted the state’s water supply, but California remains in the throes of a drought.
Since 2010, Santa Monica has doled out 385 rebates to homeowners who direct rainwater back into their gardens as part of a broader effort to become water independent that also includes cleaning up contaminated groundwater and recycling water.
Last weekend’s storm in the Southland was just a drop in the bucket when it comes to overcoming the state drought.
It may happen later than Californians want, but a major climate system known as El Niño could have a big impact on the state’s drought.
Two recent storms that washed over bone-dry California delivered welcome rain and snow, but officials from the state’s Drought Task Force said Tuesday that much more is needed to alleviate the crisis.
KCAL9′s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.
The recent stormy weather has made a dent in the rainfall deficit in Los Angeles after months of drought.
A California assemblyman hopes to make recycled water available for use in homes and businesses.
Residents in the city of Long Beach are facing tighter water use restrictions after officials voted unanimously Thursday to declare an “imminent” water supply shortage.