California and the U.S.

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in Caliornia and the rest of the United States.

Paradise Resident ‘Forced’ To Move Home After Wildfire Without Access To Safe Water

In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, the residents of Paradise are slowly returning and rebuilding. But even though one Paradise resident’s home survived the wildfire, her family’s saga of returning to a normal life is far from over. While the structure of resident Kyla Awalt’s home is still […]

Can Sensor Data Save California’s Aquifers?

In California, the amount of water exiting aquifers under the state’s most productive farming region far surpasses the amount of water trickling back in. That rampant overdraft has caused land across much of the region to sink like a squeezed out sponge, permanently depleting groundwater storage capacity and damaging infrastructure. The trend—and a 2014 mandate […]