California and the U.S.

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

Public’s Input Sought On State of Salton Sea and Proposed Fixes

A public meeting to decide what fixes might be applied to change the fate of the dying Salton Sea — and how much taxpayer money should be spent on the effort — will be held Tuesday morning in North Shore, hosted by a committee chaired by Riverside County Supervisor Manuel Perez. “I’m glad we’re having […]

EPA to Unveil New National Lead-in-Water Standards

The EPA will unveil the first updates to its regulations on lead in drinking water in nearly three decades at an Oct. 10 event in Green Bay, Wis., according to a person invited to attend the event. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is scheduled to attend the event, along with David Ross, the agency’s […]

When The Power Goes Out, So Does The Water In Some Places

Not only did the lights go out for tens of thousands of Californians on Wednesday, but some of them were bracing for the loss of their taps and toilets, too. Utilities across the state were warning residents that PG&E’s planned power outages could limit their ability to deliver water and carry off sewage, especially if […]

NOAA Awards $4.4M for Research On Sea Level Rise and Flooding

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is awarding more than $1.5M in fiscal year 2019, of an anticipated total of $4.4M over the next three years, to more than 30 academic, government and non-governmental organizations for research into how natural, man-made and restored coastal habitats could reduce the effects of sea level rise, flooding […]

Some Counties Urging Water Conservation During PG&E Power Shutoff

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Some Northern California residents who will experience power outages Wednesday are also being asked to conserve water. The city of Vacaville and El Dorado County announced Tuesday that the PG&E Public Safety Power Outage may also affect water service to neighborhoods.

Power Outages Begin in California Amid Hot, Windy Weather

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s biggest utility shut off electricity to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end, in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines. The move came after two years of catastrophic fires sent Pacific Gas & Electric into […]