Drought conditions in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projects in the city of Ventura.
The recent USC Dornsife-Los Angeles Times poll says 89 percent of voters surveyed view the drought as a “crisis or major problem.” Yet only 16 percent say it’s affected them.
State fish and wildlife officials say much of the marijuana being grown in northern counties under the state’s medical pot law is not being used for legal, personal use, but for sale both in California and states where pot is still illegal.
Researchers say California’s drought could cost the state’s agricultural economy $1.7 billion this year and leave more than 14,000 farmworkers without work.
Castaic Lake will not be open for swimming this summer due to low water levels, Los Angeles County officials said.
Residents and businesses across the Southland are being asked to cut back on their water use over the next several days while a regional water treatment plant is shut down for drought-related upgrades.
With California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.
DWP Director of Water Operations Martin Adams says the agency has taken a leading role for consolidation in the state.
The State Water Resources Control Board projected the curtailment letters would be sent out later this month for users on 10 different rivers and their watersheds.
Los Angeles, which kept water restrictions from the last drought, plans to have four people patrolling its city.
Gov. Jerry Brown Friday issued an executive order to increase California’s drought actions.
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.