In 2010, John Koeller and a colleague studied sensor-flush toilets in the real setting of a Florida office building. After months of monitoring, they found that sensor-flush toilets actually increased water consumption by 45 percent compared to manual-flush toilets.
Two Sacramento area experts say shortage of bugs to eat threatens bat population.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.
Farmers on the Klamath Reclamation Project straddling the Oregon-California border are facing irrigation cutbacks caused by drought for the third year in a row.
Water managers are determining if recent storms helped California's dwindling water supplies enough to warrant increases in water deliveries to farms and thirsty cities.
One leaky sprinkler can waste 20 gallons of water a day.
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.
Eyeing the snow on the East Coast, a Davis resident sees an easy fix to Californias drought. But getting all that white stuff here isnt simple. Got a drought question? Submit it to The Bees team of drought reporters at www.sacbee.com/water.