Drought |

Students learning drought lessons familiar to their parents

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| With several state droughts in the past 100 years, older Californians should have water-saving lessons down. So why do some kids say they are better at conservation?

Your recreation guide to the Los Angeles River


Three years in a row makes it routine: Memorial Day heralds the start of prime recreation season, sunrise to sunset on the Los Angeles River.

Metropolitan could boost 'cash for grass' by $350M


The regional water wholesaler says it has seen an “unprecedented increase” in additional turf removal requests since the Governor’s Executive Order on drought.

California farmers strike a deal to cut water use


California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought.

Echo Park's Cactus Store has options for drought landscaping


There’s a tiny storefront in Echo Park that glows red and orange at night. Inside, there are dozens and dozens of some of Los Angeles' strangest cactuses.


Delta farmers volunteer to give up some of their rights to water


A group of farmers in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River delta are volunteering to give up 25 percent of their water usage or leave a quarter of their land unplanted.

Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects


Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced funding Wednesday for more than 60 projects in a dozen states.

California farmers propose water cuts to avoid bigger pinch


Their offer to give up a fourth of their available water could become one of the most important concessions forced by the drought.