February 5, 2016

Michigan Officials Knew of Water’s Link to Legionnaires’

Top officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration knew of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water problems long before the governor reported the increase to the […]
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 18, 2016

Is Unsafe Drinking Water Linked To Obesity?

Efforts to improve water supplies and curb obesity have been historically separate. However, a shortage of good drinking water may be a factor in the rise of obesity. Read more.
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 […]
January 4, 2016

US Agency Investigates Bottled Water Facility in California

The US forest service has launched an environmental review of Nestlé water bottling operation in southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest. In October, Nestlé was sued by public interest groups […]
December 21, 2015

Despite California Drought, Salmon Runs are Strong

California’s four-year drought isn’t slowing the salmon runs in state rivers. Officials say some rivers are experiencing outstanding runs thanks to abundant food sources in the ocean during the past […]
December 14, 2015

California Water Supplies Remain Low for 2016

California water supplies aren’t looking good for 2016, and conservation efforts won’t be enough to bail out the state if the predicted El Nio winter fails to materialize, officials say. […]
December 2, 2015

California Snowpack is Deeper Than 2014, But More is Needed

Thanks to a series of frosty winter storms, California’s snowpack is now double what it was at this time in 2014, but the amount of water actually contained in the […]
November 30, 2015

Texas Drought Worries Remain, Despite Flood Threats

Texas lakes are rising and El Niño may bring a wet winter, but people in the know remain concerned about drought in Central Texas. Extreme rain events in 2015 drove […]
November 17, 2015

Smaller Snowpacks May Impact Water Supplies by 2060

According to a new report, climate change is impacting the northern hemisphere’s water supply, which serves more than two billion people, and some nations north of the equator could suffer […]