'Across most of the West, snowpack isn't just low -- it's gone'
Higher temperatures have already melted most of the mountain snowpack across the West, according to a sobering new report from the Department of Agriculture that warns this could lead to water supply shortfalls this summer.
Top Calif. water guzzler mulls 50% reductions for some
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Some residents of an irrigation district here that ranked as one of the state's biggest water guzzlers could soon learn they'll need to cut back consumption not just by the 36 percent ordered by the state, but in some cases as much as 50 percent.
Calif. passes first-ever rules for desalination plants
Future desalination plants in California must follow new rules governing how they extract water from the ocean and how they discard leftover salt, following state action yesterday.