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Business Groups Identify Essential Water Projects

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...

Resources Secretary Briefs Business Leaders on Drought; Urges Conservation Efforts

In a virtual meeting with California’s top business leaders last week, California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot discussed critical aspects of the state’s...

California Approaches Driest Year Yet; Help Conserve Water with These Steps

California is on the cusp of the worst drought in its history. Today, more than 95% of the state is in “severe drought,” and...

Continued Drought Leads to Delivery Cuts, More Funds for Drought Response

As California enters another year of drought conditions, water shortages will again take their toll on California residents and businesses. Recent estimates put the direct...

December Storms Help, But California Remains in Drought

The December storms added to the Sierra snowpack on which the state depends for about 30% of its water supply, but California remains in...

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfires Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

Regional Collaboration Key to Keeping Power Flowing Amid Drought, Heat Waves

In May, when the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued its annual Summer Assessment of the state’s electrical grid, I used the term “guarded...

Drought Challenges Increasingly Evident for Both Water Suppliers and Water Users

It’s official. California is in another drought cycle as are most of the western states. A look at the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

$5.1 Billion Drought/ Water Infrastructure Plan Includes Water Supply/Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom on May 10 unveiled a $5.1 billion plan for California’s water infrastructure, drought response and preparations for a “climate resilient system.” In...

Drought Preparations Picking Up as State Dry Spell Continues with No Relief in Sight

California’s water supply levels are continuing to drop closer to those at the beginning of 2014, which was the start of the last drought...

California Water Outlook Trending Dry; Supply Depends on Rainy Season Outcome

It’s trending toward a dry water year. Long-range weather forecasts aren’t pointing to heavy precipitation in the coming months. However, forecasting weather is iffy. It...

State Begins Year with Good Sierra Snowpack

The first manual snow survey of the year on January 2 showed a healthy snowpack of 33.5 inches, according to the California Department of...

The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

More Water in Sierra Snowpack This Year

More water is available in the Sierra snowpack this year than last due to the January storms, according to the state Department of Water...

End of Drought Emergency Gives Way to Conservation as ‘Way of Life’

Prohibitions on wasteful water practices will remain in force following the Governor’s ending the drought state of emergency he declared in January 2014. The drought...

State Snowpack Shows Big One-Month Gain

This month’s snow survey showed a huge increase in the snowpack from January, but state water officials are reminding Californians that precipitation could stop...