As drought worsens, Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don’t use less on their own.
Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D–Bakersfield) joined a call for the Justice Department to review hedge funds’ mass-scale acquisition of water rights in California and the western U.S.
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.