Engineers Install Emergency Pumps on Dry Folsom Lake
Folsom Reservoir continues to drop, threatening water supplies for some in the Sacramento region. Federal water managers are taking a $3.5 million measure to keep the water flowing. They're floating a network of barges and pipelines out onto the lake, which they can pump from if necessary.
Greywater's Future Brightens With Help From Homebuilders
Greywater is relatively clean waste water from showers and such. A decade ago, recycling it was illegal. Even today, the practice sits in a gray zone legally in many cities in California. But that's changing because of the drought, and some cities are starting to mandate recycling greywater. Big home builders, who could help bring this once fringe practice into the mainstream, are also joining the bandwagon.