San Joaquin County Local News: Water


All Local Water News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From Voice of San Diego...

11/21/2023
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is getting a $100 million loan to help cover a shortfall more than three times as large. The district also may change how it charges its more than 19 million customers for water.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

11/13/2023
Much of California could get hit by extreme weather conditions this winter. A major storm is due to hit Northern California this week.

California Local Pin Marker From ProPublica...

11/09/2023
The Elmore Desert Ranch gets 22.5 billion gallons of water from the Colorado River, almost as much as is cleared for Scottsdale, Ariz. And thatā€™s just a fraction of the 386.5 billion gallons from the river going to 19 other families in Imperial Valley.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

11/07/2023
Intense rains have California out of a drought less than a year after most of the state faced water shortages. A climatologist is urging wise water usage ahead of Californiaā€™s next drought.

California Local Pin Marker From San Joaquin Valley Sun...

11/07/2023
The first reservoir in California in nearly 50 years is now on the fast track for completion.

California Local Pin Marker From Daily Democrat...

11/02/2023
At the Water Education Foundation annual water summit in Sacramento, Eric Oppenheimer, chief deputy director of the California State Water Resources Control Board, discussed what he described as the stateā€™s ā€œantiquatedā€ water rights system.

California Local Pin Marker From Escalon Times...

11/01/2023
U.S. Representatives Josh Harder of California and Tracey Mann of Kansas have introduced bipartisan legislation to protect farmers from the devastating effects of drought.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/25/2023
Wet weather and planned cuts by California, Arizona and Nevada averted declines that could have threatened water deliveries and power productionā€”but long-term threats to the Colorado River remain.

California Local Pin Marker From LodiNews...

10/21/2023
The first of several pieces of art encouraging residents to keep local storm drains clean will be painted near downtown this weekend.

California Local Pin Marker From San Joaquin Valley Sun...

10/20/2023
The federal bipartisan infrastructure law and the WIIN Act have combined to fund a major expansion of San Luis Reservoir.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/12/2023
Hundreds of wells in Tulare Lake aquifer are at risk of going dry. Today's recommendation is the first time that state officials have moved to crack down on local plans that fail to stop excessive groundwater pumping.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/04/2023
Water providers say rebates for residential areas are costly and residents may refuse to remove their lawns. The rules aim to save enough water for more than a million households a year.

California Local Pin Marker From KCRA NBC 3...

09/13/2023
Residents living by the Mokelumne River in Lodi say they are still dealing with the aftermath of winter storms from earlier this year. Many living at Casa de Lodi mobile estates say several trees fell into the river after heavy rainfall.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/13/2023
The irrigation bill, which aims to force businesses and institutions to remove their lawns, now goes to the governor.

California Local Pin Marker From San Joaquin Valley Sun...

08/15/2023
Two developers controlling a big portion of Diablo Grande, a master-planned community in Stanislaus County, failed to pay taxes to their water district. Now, the district owns their property.

California Local Pin Marker From LodiNews...

08/14/2023
Steve Schwabauer, who has been with Lodi for 24 years, including the last nine as city manager, will be taking a general manager position with a local water district. His resignation is effective Oct. 6.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

08/13/2023
Some 7,000 square miles of ocean on Californiaā€™s Central Coast could soon become the largest national marine sanctuary in the continental U.S. It could also make history as one of the first federal sanctuaries to be spearheaded by a Native American tribe.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

08/09/2023
A Trump administration plan for delivering more water to Central Valley farmersā€”bottled up in court by opponents for almost four yearsā€”could be returned from legal limbo this summer by House Republicans.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

07/24/2023
Thereā€™s a possible rise of four invasive animals in Californiaā€”another consequence from downpours last winter and spring. The California Governorā€™s Office of Emergency Services warned about a potential population surge due to storm-related flooding.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

07/17/2023
Raising Shasta Dam to increase its capacity would provide 634,000 more acre-feet of water per year, legislators say. But that assumes there will always be enough precipitation, and the move risks flooding sacred Native American lands and harming local habitats.