Colorado River Basin

Parched West is using up underground water

UC Irvine/NASA study points to grave implications for water supply.
Dry fields and hills, San Joaquin, CA

California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

New report sounds warning on over-reliance on groundwater reserves.

Sustainability conference brings together state’s colleges

Annual meeting provides venue for sharing best green practices among UC, CSU, community colleges and private universities.

Drought's steep price for Central Valley agriculture

Industry may lose more than $1 billion; thousands of workers may lose their jobs.

A thirst for knowledge

Attacking the drought from all perspectives — that’s the power of public.

UC drought summit dives deep in state Capitol

UC experts discuss how California can respond to droughts.

Researchers melt snow to see climate change impacts

The timing of snowmelt has implications for soil quality and, in turn, how things grow.
dry river bed

Long dry spells ahead

By century's end, some parts of the world will have as much as a month less rainfall.
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe's long-term clarity trending toward stability

For the last decade, the lake's iconic blue waters have stayed clearer than in past decades, but still haven't reached goals for clarity.

Engineer's invention makes dirty water reusable

Gray2Blue system cleans up a home's gray water for reuse in irrigating the garden. It could save Californians billions of gallons of clean water every day.