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.
Officials say what had been considered a novel idea by city officials has saved L.A. hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Headworks Reservoir, a $220 million project to protect the water supply for years to come, is under construction in Burbank.
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.
Five California harbors – including three here in the Southland – are preparing for future tsunamis under a new state project that arms them with maps that identify potential problem areas.
Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa held a news conference near the location of the proposed reservoir to announce their bill.
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 week’s winter storms have filled reservoirs in the San Gabriel Mountains with enough water to supply more than 150,000 people for a year.
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.
The LADWP Wednesday urged customers to turn off their sprinklers and save water during the two upcoming winter storms.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a new general manager to lead the Department of Water and Power, which is plagued by costly computer problems and questions about missing money.
Roughly 1,000 residents and businesses in Montclair were without gas and water for a fourth day Friday.
Farmers throughout Southern California and statewide were given a dire forecast Friday from state officials who said they would receive no irrigation water amid a historic drought.
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.