A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.
Water conservation in California’s southern desert is causing an environmental disaster as the Salton Sea quickly shrinks.
Scientists fear that eventually the toxic residue of more than a century of agricultural runoff will be blown into the air — and into the lungs of residents.
Farmers, large and small, are beginning to grapple with what the state’s first major groundwater regulation means for them.
Dams can stop the natural flow of sand and silt to the sea—resulting in coastal wetland loss and disappearing beaches—as well as preventing fish from reaching vital spawning grounds.
As wildfires grow more intense, California water managers are learning to rewrite their emergency...
Agencies share lessons learned as they recover from fires that destroyed facilities, contaminated supplies and devastated their customers