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.
Most Of LA, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties Are Now In 'Severe Drought': ReportA new report by U.S. Drought Monitor says that most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as half of Riverside County, are now in 'severe drought.'
'Historic' Drought Forces Water Restrictions In NorCal, But Restrictions Could Soon Extend StatewideWith California entering what is believed to be a historic drought, mandatory water restrictions were ordered last week for nearly 200,000 residents in Northern California’s Marin County.
LA County Now In Severe Drought CategoryBoth Los Angeles and Ventura counties have been upgraded to the severe drought category of the U.S. Drought Monitor.