Gov. Gavin Newsom has begged Californians to cutback their water use, but March saw water use increase by 19 percent compared to 2020.
With California experiencing the driest year of record so far, state water officials are preaching conservation amid a bleak outlook as summer approaches.
A coalition of Southern California, Bay Area, and trade groups joined the Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley in pressing Sacramento for long-term water improvements.
A new bill aimed at bringing relief to farmworkers affected by the drought is now one step closer to becoming law.
Another round of genetically-engineered mosquitoes could soon be coming to the Central Valley.