Los Angeles’ 100 biggest residential water customers have cut back on their wasteful ways, but they still pumped enough during the fifth year of California’s crippling drought to supply the needs of 2,800 ordinary households.
Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. In this episode of Reveal, we look at what’s
The powerful storm that pounded California recently seemed like the break the state so desperately needed. But it wasn’t enough. In fact, there is probably no storm capable of washing away California’s water woes, scientists say.
Los Angeles officials refused to identify the homeowner who used millions of gallons of water during a single year of California’s crippling drought.
Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark un
Tanks are now the primary source of water for more than 540 households in Tulare County, the epicenter of California’s four-year drought. In the poor, unincorporated community of East Porterville, the outlook is particularly bleak.
With California in the throes of a massive drought, our audience was most interested in finding out the price of water.
By denying the severity of the drought, Nevada ranchers fought to reopen public lands that had been closed to grazing. But some of these same ranchers have collected drought subsidies from the government.
Readers sent us dozens of questions regarding California’s crippling drought. Here are answers to some of them, with links to additional resources.
We asked readers to weigh in by sending questions we should investigate about the state’s ongoing water crisis. Vote for one of the top three here.