California Drought

Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
5 days ago   KPCC
With an historic drought pressuring agencies to source more water locally, the Metropolitan Water District is looking to expand an idea pioneered by its neighbors in Orange County.
Sep 25, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Parts of the nation's food basket, the San Joaquin Valley in California, are sinking at two inches per month, not per year. Known as subsidence, it results from over-pumping of groundwater by farmers desperate to save their crops in the epic drought.
Aug 22, 2015   NPR
California’s drought has the State Water Resources Control Board in "hyperdrive"—rushing to fill the gaps of a historic water-rights system, settle disputes over water use, and lay the groundwork for a sustainable future.
Jul 19, 2015   The Planning Report
As General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Jeff Kightlinger is a veteran of the states' wet and dry cycles.
Jun 3, 2015   VerdeXchange News
A U.S. Forest Service survey has revealed the high costs of the California drought to one of the state's most treasured features: its sprawling forests.
May 10, 2015   KPBS
A tale of two water-parched cities, one in California, the other in New Mexico, and the critical role played by tiered water pricing. Long known as an effective economic strategy to reduce consumption, tiered pricing also influences equity.
May 7, 2015   The New York Times
Home builders fear bans on connections of homes to water systems, issued from the state and cities, will increase next month when Gov. Jerry Brown's new water mandates take effect June 1.
May 5, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Pricing through tiered levels (i.e., charging more for customers using higher volumes of water), will be difficult, if not impossible, thanks to the ruling of a California appeals court on April 20.
May 1, 2015   The California Report
A proposed $800 million facility in Santa Clara County will put recycled water on the tech boom's doorstep.
May 1, 2015   San Jose Mercury News
In this radio report on the use of the expensive, controversial strategy of desalination to meet California's water needs in an epic drought, KQED's science reporter speaks with the mayor of Carmel, a V.P. of Poseidon Water, and an environmentalist.
Apr 18, 2015   NPR-Morning Edition