By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue. Three straight years of desperately dry conditions in California are igniting hills in towering orange flames, turning reservoirs to sandpits, and causing residents across America’s most populous state to clamor for water.
By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times. After a nine-hour day working at a citrus packing plant, her body covered in a sheen of fruit wax and dust, there is nothing Angelica Gallegos wants more than a hot shower, with steam to help clear her throat and lungs.
CWC community partner Gladys Colunga and CWC Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Laurel Firestone shared stories about the drought’s impact on NBC Nightly News with Al Roker!
By Joaquin Palomino, East Bay Express. When Loralyn Sanchez turned on her kitchen faucet one morning last February, chocolate-colored sludge came out.
By Diana Marcum, The LA Times. The grandmother sat outside in her Sunday best next to a house with peeling paint, her canned iced tea resting on top of a washing machine that didn't work. She'd been without running water for four months.
Univision. La contaminación afecta las aguas subterráneas del Valle de California, sin embargo muchas comunidades dependen de estas aguas del subsuelo para la vida.
By Tony Dokoupil, NBC News. The old man knew of the $500-a-day fine for people caught wasting water. But the water police can’t scare a person whose water isn’t running in the first place.
Private wells are going dry as the drought wears on. Because of excessive groundwater pumping, over 10 homes in Monson, up to 300 homes in East Porterville, and dozens of other private residences now have dry wells.
Seville's water had been contaminated with nitrates and bacteria for years, but a recently drilled 300-foot well finally brought the community clean water!
Today, Governor Brown signed a package of groundwater bills that will establish a framework for more sustainable groundwater management in California.