Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake sits between Bakersfield and Los Angeles and is part of the California Aqueduct system along the State Water Project. The reservoir provides recreation and drinking water for southern California residents.

10 must-read drought stories for July 22

10 stories you don't want to miss as you follow the drought

Amid epic drought, California farmers turn to water witches – It’s not scientific: There’s no department of water witching within the land grant system; but, according to this story those with the knack for dowsing with divining rods have never been busier.

California drought makes quest for water a consuming grind – For some central California residents, just finding water for their homes is a job.

Boehner blames California drought on Obama – All political hyperbole notwithstanding, some wonder what the GOP majority is doing to right the ship now that they’re in power.

Drought over in Texas, but never far from mind – The Lone Star State has officially been declared drought-free.

The solution to California’s drought: If you eat beef, don’t wash – Here’s a little humor from the “Skip showers for beef campaign.”

Drought will have little impact on California’s economy, says Moody’s – Investors are being told not to worry about financial cost of California drought. Don’t tell that to farmers, farmworkers and communities living through this challenge.

Sacramento’s new Mexican consul to help drought-stricken farmworkers – Mexico is offering drought-affected farmworkers financial assistance or transportation costs to return home.

Some parts of California may soon be drought-free – Official forecasts say a sliver of California – the desert region near the border with Arizona and Nevada – may be declared drought-free by the end of October.

Finding a way to truck water when drought hits Butte County wells – A common practice in California these days: transporting water in trucks and containers as wells continue to go dry.

Drought, DWP decide fate of Chatsworth Ecology Pond, to activists’ dismay – As drought conditions worsened, cities like Los Angeles were forced to decide between wetlands and humans. In this case the humans won.

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