Latest Water shortages News

Millions must cut water use in drought-stricken California

Apr. 26, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's gigantic water supplier took the unprecedented step Tuesday of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as drought continues to plague the state. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of...

Southwest Colorado farmers punished by drought

Apr. 09, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

PLEASANT VIEW, Colo. (AP) — With his hands stuffed deep into his pockets, Landan Wilson looks down at the ground and scuffs his boot back and forth against the loose blades of alfalfa hay scattered on the dirt. It’s early March, and Wilson is standing inside a massive storage...

Idaho experts predict water shortages in southern Idaho

Apr. 06, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than half of Idaho is in a severe drought, and an Idaho water expert says that’s likely to worsen in the coming months. Idaho Department of Water Resources hydrologist David Hoekema told the Idaho Water Resource Board at a meeting last week that water...

Even in water-rich Michigan, no guarantee of enough for all

Feb. 26, 2022 19:54 PM EST

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Dale Buist knew running a commercial greenhouse would pose challenges. He just never expected a water shortage to be among them. Not in Michigan, with its vast aquatic riches. Yet a couple of irrigation wells yielded only a trickle. And one quickly ran dry....