August 1, 2016

The Real Winners of 2016: Anyone Who is Rainwater Harvesting

Anyone who has been harvesting rain on the coast of California has already had a great year. This year’s El Niño has brought in more rainfall compared to 2015, improving […]
June 30, 2016
Harvest California Water for Irrigation

Is California’s Deep Groundwater Worth Retrieving?

In its fifth year of drought, California desperately needs water. Research by scientists from Stanford University claims that the state has plenty of previously unaccounted for groundwater … it’s just […]
June 27, 2016
California Irrigation Water Tanks

California Water Saving Efforts May Decline

As California enters its fifth year of serious drought, the severe water rationing program that drove urban residents to cut back on water use by 24 percent is changing course. […]
June 13, 2016
California Water Resources

California Trees Suffer in State’s Extended Drought

California’s extended drought is taking a big toll on the state’s forests, according to a recent study. The National Academy of Sciences reports that years of little or no rain […]
June 9, 2016
California Water Management

California Water Conservation Saves Energy, Study Reports

A new study published by UC Davis finds that reduction in California water use has saved significant amounts of electricity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis comes from statistics […]
April 4, 2016

Nut Farm Leaves California for Arizona, Causing Water Concerns There

A nut farm is moving from California to Arizona to raise almonds and other nuts, raising concerns about whether it will deplete water supplies in Mohave County. The farm’s owners […]
March 30, 2016

California’s El Nino is Unimpressive this Year

The anticipated rain storms and blizzards that were supposed to hit California, thanks to El Niño, were unimpressive this year, and regulators are thinking about easing water-use restrictions in some […]
February 16, 2016

Waste Water Converted to Drinking Water Gaining Acceptance

The prospect of introducing direct potable reuse in California is gaining acceptance, fueled by the state’s record drought. “The idea of turning waste water into drinking water is gaining momentum […]
February 2, 2016

California District Reported Incorrect Water-Use Information

Officials of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which serves the San Francisco Bay Area, have apologized for releasing inaccurate lists of citizens fined for wasting too much water. The […]
January 19, 2016

El Niño Could Endanger California’s Homeless

Among the updates in California water news: Los Angeles is unprepared to protect its growing homeless population from El Niño, according to critics, and floods threaten to wash away encampments […]
January 13, 2016

Seven Charts Explain California’s Water Prospects

It’s raining in California and the state’s snowpack is slightly above average for this time of year. But a lot of water is required to fill the drought-stricken state’s reservoirs […]
January 12, 2016

Concerns Grow Over Future Water Regulations in California

El Niño is bringing California some welcome storms as state regulators prepare for the next version of emergency regulations regarding statewide mandatory conservation in urban areas. There are concerns that […]