The state Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to release its draft emergency water conservation regulations Saturday morning, in a historic bid to slash California’s urban water use by 25%.
With criticism of new conservation regulations pouring in from local officials, Gov. Jerry Brown and other state leaders defended Thursday his executive order requiring a 25% reduction in water use.
A rare rain was falling outside, but that wasn't enough to lift the spirits of Felicia Marcus, California's top water regulator, on a recent morning.
California's drought has threatened farmers, ski resorts and golf courses, but it's unlikely to do much damage to the state's overall economy or budget, according to a new report.
As California continues reeling from the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday headed into the farmlands north of Sacramento, where concerns about the state's parched spell are mounting after a dry winter.
With a slew of statistics projected on the slideshow behind him, California's state climatologist had a stark warning during a Thursday presentation on the severity of the drought.
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a bone-dry meadow to order historic water restrictions. On Wednesday, state officials took the drought battle into Californians’ kitchens and bathrooms, approving the nation’s most efficient standards for water appliances.
California could face a strange budget problem in coming months -- one due to too much revenue rather than too little.