Californians Asked To Cut Back Further On Water UsageCalifornians will be asked to further cut back on their water use, state officials said Monday as they warned water scarcity will shape the future of the drought-stricken state.
Plans For Large New Northern California Reservoir On Track For $2.2B Federal LoanA long-delayed plan to build a giant reservoir in Northern California to help withstand the U.S. West’s notorious droughts got a huge boost on Thursday when the federal government signaled its intent to loan the project nearly $2.2 billion — or about half the cost.
Dry Winters Could Impact Future Of Winter Sports In TahoeThe future of Tahoe ski resorts may be too hot to handle with another winter season lacking snow. Resorts in our area are already starting to envision a future without it.
Record Winter Dry Streak Snapped In The SierraA record setting winter has residents living in the Sierra concerned for the future. The Sierra snapped a 37-day dry streak, beating out the 31-day dry streak set in 1990.
Megadrought In The West Worsens To Driest In At Least 1,200 YearsThe American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years and is a worst-case climate change scenario playing out live, a new study finds.
Already-Endangered Young Salmon In Sacramento River Latest Victim Of DroughtWildlife experts say less than 3% of the winter-run Chinook salmon actually survived the hot dry summer. Now, there are concerns restrictions aimed at saving such fish populations could deprive cities and farmers of water deliveries this year.
Getting Answers: What To Expect For California's Drought After Record Snow, RainThe UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab recorded 212" of snow in December, which totaled 258% of the average snowpack through Dec. 29th and 70% of the average annual snowfall.
Sacramento Exceeds Last Year's Total Rainfall In Less Than Three MonthsIf you did a rain dance last year, it looks like it worked. After only three months into the current water year, Sacramento is already expected to surpass last year's total rainfall.
California Water Authority Says Mandatory Cutbacks Could Be ComingThe State of California says mandatory water cutbacks could be coming after the voluntary restrictions requested due to the ongoing drought made little impact.
Placerville Christmas Tree Farm Keeps Tradition Alive Through Drought And FireA Placerville family-run Christmas Tree farm is navigating drought and wildfire to keep holiday traditions alive.
Californians Backslide On Water Conservation Amid DroughtNew data released Tuesday shows few Californians have voluntarily reduced water usage amid a severe statewide drought that prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom over the summer to ask the state's nearly 40 million residents to conserve water by 15% this year.
Will Rain Be Enough To End Drought In Western United States?Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of the hottest and driest months on record.
As Wet Weather Finally Rolls In, California Issues Statewide Drought Emergency ProclamationAfter California saw its driest year on record in nearly 100 years, the entire state is now under a drought emergency, officials said Tuesday.
Lake Tahoe's Terminal Status A Result Of Extended DroughtLake Tahoe is terminal. That's a technical way to explain water isn't flowing out of the lake. It won't always be like this, but the consequences of an extended drought go beyond the waterline.
'It's Very Unusual To Not See Precipitation For That Long': Sacramento Reaches Grim Milestone Not Seen In 100+ YearsSacramento's average rainfall is just over 19 inches a year. But in 2020, we got less than 11 inches, and this year was even worse with less than 8 inches—only 43% of normal.