Out of the limelight, Yosemite National Park officials are drafting a plan to keep development and future crowds from making a mess of the pristine Tuolumne River, the park's "other" major stream.
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday there are fewer large-diameter trees growing in Yosemite National Park than in years past, most likely because of climate change.
FRESNO -- A bold experiment in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could protect threatened fish and ease California's water crisis. But it faces steep challenges.
FRESNO -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Sunday announced several steps he hoped would ease the toll the state's water shortage is taking on farmers and said he would assign a top deputy to help find solutions.
The San Joaquin River will finally flow year-round as a long-awaited restoration begins in October. And officials finally have figured out what to do with a 20-mile stretch of the river that has been choked with brush and unused for decades.
he Westlands Water District has joined with 29 other public water agencies in a lawsuit against the federal government to stop further cutbacks to California’s water supplies.
WASHINGTON — A mysterious disease that's killing tens of thousands of bats in the Northeast is spreading so fast that it could reach California within five years, biologists and officials of the Agriculture and Interior departments told lawmakers Thursday.
Farmers face long odds in their drive to loosen strict environmental laws that have aggravated the Valley's water shortage.
Black Rascal Creek is the one creek running into Bear Creek that has no flood controls.
A proposed gravel mine near the Tuolumne River near La Grange and northwest of Snelling has drawn opposition from a handful of area residents concerned about water contamination and safety issues.
There was good news today for every federal water customer in the San Joaquin Valley -- except for west-side farmers.
The Madera Water Bank has been touted for a decade as a savior for Madera County farm fields and new housing tracts in dry times - like right now.
Over the next six weeks, the fortunes of farmers in the Valley depend on a 3-inch fish and the weather 250 miles away.
The Westlands Water District on Tuesday joined forces with the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority to stop the federal government from enforcing a new set of rules governing the endangered delta smelt.
Most of this scenic river's 122-mile-route runs below two of Merced Irrigation District's dams -- the McSwain and New Exchequer. The very life of the river depends on how much water these dams release and when.
WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court on Tuesday limited environmentalists' ability to challenge Forest Service rules in a case that arose from a controversial Sequoia National Forest salvage logging project.
A judge Monday gave the federal government three more months to finish a new set of rules to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon, spring-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead.
The revival of the San Joaquin River will officially begin with a shot of fresh water in October -- capping decades of courtroom battles and years of delicate negotiations over funding.But the wrangling over the state's second-longest river is far from over.People are only now beginning to discuss other issues, such a proposal by developers in Madera County to pour treated sewage into the river not far from salmon-spawning areas.