Governor Jerry Brown’s Response to California Drought Follows Two Paths

The governor introduced a $US 687 million emergency spending bill Wednesday as his office works on comprehensive groundwater reform.

In Record Drought, California Scrambles for Answers

President Obama urges cooperation. But Republican opposition and a maze of state plans are causing a frantic confusion, while vulnerable farmers see immediate and long-term pain.

California Drought Saps Water Reserves Above and Below Ground, Says Satellite Data

Snow is scarce, reservoirs are approaching bottom, and groundwater is being exhausted in the nation’s most populous state. More than a dozen communities face water shortages in the next 60 to 100 days, and there will be zero water deliveries from the state’s largest canal system this year.