A House panel passed legislation this past week designed to speed up the federal government's study of five major water-storage projects in California.
The State Water Resources Control Board released on Saturday its draft emergency regulation for executing Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 order calling for mandatory statewide water conservation of 25 percent.
The next month will result in considerable discussion at the San Diego County Water Authority, as it responds to the Metropolitan Water District vote Tuesday to cut water deliveries by 15 percent, and the State Water Resources Control Board's plans to enforce a mandate to cut water use by 25 percent.
Cities and water districts serving 19 million people in Southern California, including the San Diego County Water Authority, face smaller water deliveries this summer under a plan approved by the region's water wholesaler in response to ongoing dry conditions.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says the city is moving to get more serious about water restrictions enforcement, and to find ways to cut the city government's water use following Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order to reduce water usage by 25 percent statewide.
San Diego-based Home Energy Renovation Opportunity has announced that its HERO program can help homeowners meet Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent water reduction target and energy-saving improvements.
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About 1,500 farms and individuals in the Central Valley were ordered Thursday to stop taking water from rivers and streams for irrigation, the latest move by state regulators to save water amid intensifying drought conditions.
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.
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to exclude farms from water-use restrictions to counter the state’s historic drought has reignited tensions between homeowners who covet green lawns and pools and farmers who produce half the produce grown in the United States
James Burnett, a landscape architect hired to build a public garden on a 15-acre tract of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage dug his heels in the desert sand.