February 16, 2020, 7am PST
California's water resources are under threat from climate change, and the state's water agency must take action to face the challenges.
December 18, 2018, 1pm PST
The plan to update the state’s water system has hit a major snag.
July 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
California voters in November will have the opportunity to help repair the Friant-Kern Canal, damaged by subsidence, as well as invest in watershed conservation programs, by passing a citizen-initiated $8.9 billion general obligation bond measure.
April 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
The quickly repaired Oroville Dam spillway is hoping for better performance this year, after a year of intense repair work.
California Department of Water Resources
January 30, 2018, 8am PST
Desalination is often suggested as a potential panacea for California's ongoing struggles with drought. The catch in the announcement of $34.4 million in state funding for desalination projects shows why desalination is not there yet.
July 7, 2017, 11am PDT
Environmentalists and the fishing industry filed lawsuits just a few days after a massive plan to build tunnels to move water under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta in California received a green light from the federal government.
June 15, 2017, 10am PDT
The massive project known as the California WaterFix has nearly come to its day of reckoning.
May 25, 2017, 9am PDT
Federal agencies think the proposed Bay Delta tunnels are still too dangerous for endangered species.
March 14, 2017, 11am PDT
The Mercury News issues a pointed critique of the public relations efforts at the California Department of Water Resources in the shadow of this winter’s Oroville Dam crisis.
February 16, 2017, 6am PST
Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.
April 14, 2016, 7am PDT
A highly controversial project that would build a system of tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento River, and a signature project of California Governor Jerry Brown, now finds itself in trouble with federal investigators.
April 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
The planning process has revealed more modest potential benefits for the highly controversial proposal to spend $15 billion on tunnels to ease environmental strain on the Bay Delta.
August 22, 2015, 11am PDT
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.