Central Valley farming county has the highest number of dry wells in California.
Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.
In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving “net zero” energy use are top priorities.
Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.
A lawsuit, an official’s resignation, and failed legislative proposals marked the beginning of June.
Increasing block rates garner closer attention.
States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve hydropower generation.
Lawmakers seek to make well logs — a trove of groundwater data — a public resource.
State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.