Residents in Long Beach are complaining of a foul odor coming from their water.
Brown has argued that the voluntary targets in place since early 2014 were insufficient and that Californians needed a jolt to take conservation seriously.
With a whoosh and a cloud of mist, millions of gallons of water were released into the San Gabriel River Friday.
For the second year in a row, Southern California has topped the list for the most polluted air in the country, according to a new report released Wednesday.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water as California cities try to meet mandatory conservation targets during the drought.
State water regulators are set to release on Tuesday an updated plan for conservation during the drought after their previous water-use reduction targets have come under fire from some local water departments.
California’s state government reported meeting its own overall water conservation goal for 2014, though data released Wednesday showed half the agencies fell short of the 20 percent target while the drought worsened.
Residents living in California’s most famous zip code will no longer be allowed to fill new swimming pools and could face $1,000 fines for water violations.
Some landlords in Los Angeles are proposing a new way to conserve water: have tenants in rent-controlled buildings pay their own water bill.
A California appeals court has ruled that San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water-rates are unconstitutional.
Water customers in Los Angeles will still be required to cut back their usage, but the target was lowered by the State Water Board on Saturday.
California water regulators are postponing release of a new plan to get cities to reduce water use by as much as a third.
A small water district in Ventura County is taking big steps to help with the state’s drought emergency by turning saltwater into drinking water.
Officials in Compton and other lower-income cities are warning that residents may be unable to bear any additional financial burden imposed by mandatory water restrictions.
With more frequent red flag alerts combined with Southern California’s extreme drought conditions, state and federal agencies are getting up to speed on the latest firefighting aircraft.