California Drought Desk
- Drought's Impact Hitting Sacramento Wildlife Hard, Despite Rain Program manager Anysia Avila says there’s no shortage of our region’s ailing furry and feathery friends. People drop off thousands of sick, orphaned and injured animals every year.
- Cal Fire Warns 29 Million Dead Trees From Drought Pose Fire Risk Images of the Fresno County foothills show the spread of tree death, and the reason Cal Fire has hired hundreds of new firefighters just to start fuel reduction.
- California Drought May Leave Pacific Salmon Scarce, Pricy This Summer Restrictions announced this week leave fisherman nearly half of the opportunity to catch salmon compared to last year, under the recommendations of an industry oversight body.
- California Congressman Questions State Water Releases At Lake Oroville, Shasta Dam Filling Lake Oroville to its highest capacity could run the risk of dam failure. Earthen dams like Oroville Dam are not meant to overflow. If water went over the top, it could damage the integrity of the structure as a whole.
- Is California's Godzilla El Nino-That-Wasn't Giving Way To La Nina? The National Weather Service says the extreme tropical temperatures that broke records early this year have tapered off. They say it’s showing signs of a shifting to the Pacific’s other phase, La Nina.
- California Misses Water Conservation Target Officials say residents of drought-plagued California fell just short of the state's mandated water conservation target in February.
- California Ponders Future Of Water Conservation Taking a regional approach to saving water in California's drought, state regulators suggest relaxing or dropping conservation orders for El Nino-soaked Northern Californians, while keeping in place strict rules for residents of drier Southern...
- California Districts Find Ways To Get By Without Federal Water Allotments The East Stockton Water District and the Central San Joaquin Conservation District won’t be getting their allotments because the New Melones Reservoir was at 42 percent of its average.