The Sacramento region is getting $120 million in new federal funding for water and flood-control projects.
The American River is flowing higher through Sacramento today, part of a federal effort to help young salmon at risk during the drought.
Investor-owned water companies in California have been ordered to request voluntary conservation from customers to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent, officials said Friday.
Can Lake Tahoe water be used to ease the drought? And how can pool water be used for landscaping? Those were some of the questions readers posed to The Bees team of drought reporters last week.
Readers appear to be curious about the Southern California in Week No. 2 of Bee reporters answering a daily question about the drought. A sampling of the week’s questions are printed below but you new questions are answered daily (Monday through Friday) at sacbee.com/water, where you can also submit questions of your own.
The Placer County Water Agency on Thursday declared a drought emergency, asking all customers to reduce outdoor watering by 50 percent.
Citing the severity of the ongoing drought, the El Dorado Irrigation District board decided to skip a Stage 1 water alert and jump to a Stage 2 water warning, calling on customers to voluntarily reduce water use by 30 percent.