The California Assembly has approved legislation protecting residents from fines if they do not water their lawn during the drought.
The most severe category of drought expanded during the past week in California's northern Sierra Nevada Mountain range after a winter of little snowfall in the region.
The SMAP observatory is designed to help scientists better understand, predict and monitor natural hazards like droughts and floods
Rebates are available for homeowners looking to purchase a rain barrel for their yards.
Water agencies in San Diego use tiered water rates to calculate how much water a customer uses. On Monday, an appeals court ruled San Juan Capistrano's tiered water-rates are unconstitutional.
A new report has found that Woodside residents need to reduce their water use by 35 percent or risk heavy fines.