Despite Recent Heavy Rainfall, California May Impose More Water Restrictions To Spur More ConservationAccording to the National Weather Service’s Mark Jackson, all of California remains in the grips of a long-term drought, despite the very heavy rain that fell between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
2-Day A Week Watering Schedule Goes Into Effect In Simi ValleySimi Valley has adopted a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage condition that calls for mandatory conservation actions. As of Nov. 1, residents will be limited to a two-day a week watering schedule, based on their street address.
Storm Not Enough To Make A Dent In California's Drought, Expert SaysA meteorologist with the National Weather Service says that while the storm which pummeled California Sunday and Monday was beneficial, it did not do nearly enough to alleviate the state’s drought situation.
Gov. Newsom Extends Drought Emergency Declaration StatewideGov. Gavin Newsom has extended his drought emergency declaration statewide, now wrapping in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura, Imperial and San Francisco.
2020 Was The Second-Driest Year In California HistoryThe California Department of Water Resources has reported that 2020-21 was the second-driest year in state history, and the driest since 1924, as falling water levels continue to reach emergency status.
California's Bone-Dry Water Year Ends; Mandatory Water Restrictions Could Be ComingFor an area like Downtown Los Angeles, a year’s worth of normal rainfall should be approaching 15 inches. But this last water year, Downtown LA saw just over 6 inches.
Parts Of LA County Increase Water Usage As State Drought Conditions Worsen, Glendale Conserves MoreDifficult drought conditions are being felt across the state. However, a new report shows parts of Los Angeles actually increased water usage.
California Has Hottest Summer On RecordCalifornia had the hottest summer its ever recorded, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
Water Supply Alert Issued For SoCal As Drought WorsensThe agency which oversees the vast majority of Southern California’s water supply asked residents Tuesday to voluntarily conserve amid a drought crisis that is gripping the state.
Pasadena Approves Watering Restrictions Amid DroughtThe Pasadena City Council Monday unanimously approved a plan that only allows residents to water their yards twice per week.
Calif. Imposes Major Water Cutbacks For Farmers As Drought Crisis DeepensWithout the order, officials warned much of the state's drinking water supply would be at risk if the drought continues into next year.
Newsom Asks Californians To Conserve Water As Drought Emergency Expands To 9 More CountiesCalifornians are being urged to reduce water usage by 15%, which would save 850,000 acre-feet of water, an amount that would supply more than 1.7 million households for a year.
Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect For Much Of California's National Forest AreasFire restrictions are officially in place at most of California’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County, which saw record attendance in May with more than 266,000 visitors.
Satellite Images Of Angeles National Forest Show Effects Of Drought In Just 1 YearThe European Space Agency released images taken on June 22, 2020 and June 12, 2021 of the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Reservoir.
Calif. Reservoirs 50% Lower Than Normal As Drought Fears WorsenCalifornia’s more than 1,500 reservoirs are 50% lower than they should be this time of year.