California and the U.S.

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

Governor’s Tunnels Opponents File Legal Actions

Restore the Delta and its coalition partners on Tuesday filed either formal protests or notices of intent to make formal statements with the State Water Resources Control Board to oppose permitting to change the point of water diversion in the Sacramento River to allow for Gov. Edmund Brown Jr.’s water tunnels to be built.   […]

El Niño Delivers Rainiest Sacramento Day in 13 Months

El Niño gave Sacramento its biggest rainstorm in more than a year Tuesday, overwhelming gutters and snarling traffic but putting another small dent in the drought.   The second straight day of El Niño storms meant snow chain controls for much of the Sierra Nevada and occasional traffic accidents throughout the Sacramento region. A pre-dawn […]

Shasta Lake to Study Whether To Raise Water Rates

Amid California’s worst drought in recent memory, the city of Shasta Lake is eyeing looking into studying whether to raise water utility rates.   “The loss of revenue due to decreased water sales coupled with the rapidly increasing cost of water supply cannot be sustained for a prolonged period of time,” said John Duckett, city […]

Kings River Conservation District Names New General Manager

  Paul G. Peschel has been named the Kings River Conservation District’s new general manager, agency officials announced Monday.   Peschel, the planning and engineering manager for the Imperial Irrigation District Energy Department in El Centro, will begin his new job for the Fresno-based agency on Jan. 25. He replaces David Orth.   A registered […]

Hefty Amounts of Rain and Snow Expected In Central San Joaquin Valley, Sierra

Up to an inch of rain or more could fall on the central San Joaquin Valley on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said, as the first in a series of El Niño-fueled storms arrives in California.   Around the Valley, workers were preparing by making sandbags available to residents and pumping water through the basin […]

New Storms Could Make For Wettest Week in 5 Years in Central California

The kind of rainy weather pattern shaping up for Central California this week has not occurred since 2010, the National Weather Service said Saturday.   A series of storms is expected to roll into Central California and will make for the most days with rain since before the drought began. Three separate storms are on […]