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California Drought

town out of water

East Porterville Residents Without Water As Wells Go Dry During California Drought

“We can’t shower. We’re wearing dirty clothes. My kids had to wear dirty clothes to school this morning,” said Elizabeth Baker. “I had to go across the street last night to get water for my kids from the fire department.”

08/27/2014

A dead Modesto Ash tree on Gregory Ct. in Davis

Dozens Of Trees In Davis Die Due To Drought

Davis is now going to spend $30,000 to chop them down before the dead limbs and trunks cause any damage.

08/26/2014

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Record Drought Saps California Honey Production

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 15:  Headstones are surrounded by dead grass at the Presidio National Cemetery on July 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. As the severe drought in California contiues to worsen, the State's landscape and many resident's lawns are turning brown due to lack of rain and the discontinuation of watering.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Cemeteries Work To Cope With Drought

With their large lawns, cemeteries are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California’s drought.

08/16/2014

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

California Water Bond Won’t Be A Drought-Buster

Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California’s most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week.

08/16/2014

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Lawmakers Plan Water Bond Vote As Talks Continue

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration.

08/13/2014

drought cutback

California Seeks To Send Message To Water-Wasters

Reservoirs are running dry, the Capitol’s lawn has turned brown, and farmers have left hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted.

07/16/2014

A view of an unplanted field on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  As the California drought continues and farmers struggle to water their crops, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced this past Friday that they will not be providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Threatens To Dry Up Farm Wells

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

water conservation

Sacramento Department Of Utilities Offering Water Conservation Class

This week, fines for wasting water could go up to $500 for a single violation.

07/13/2014

(Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

California Board Considers Fines For Wasting Water

Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns or washing a car without a nozzle on the hose.

07/09/2014

wise watering

How To Give Your Lawn A Good Drink During The Drought

In a drought, brown is the new green.

06/21/2014

(Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images)

California Banning Burning On 31 Million Acres

Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.

06/18/2014

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