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
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.
A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.
An explanation of California’s water development — as well as the challenges, today and tomorrow, of providing water for the state’s people, places and things.
Can carbon credits save Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands and protect California’s vital water hub?
An ambitious plan would use carbon credits as incentives to convert Delta islands to wetlands or rice to halt subsidence and potentially raise island elevations.
Voluntary agreements in California have been touted as an innovative and flexible way to improve environmental conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the rivers that feed it. The goal is to provide river flows and habitat for fish while still allowing enough water to be diverted for farms and cities in a way that satisfies state regulators.
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.