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California Drought

A sign is seen in front of Gold Prospecting Adventures May 6, 2008 in Jamestown, California. With gold trading near $900 per ounce, people are flocking to California's gold country in search of gold. Companies offering gold panning tours are being inundated with reservations and mining supply stores are seeing a spike in people interested in purchasing supplies.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush In Sierra

There’s gold in them dry hills! Or gold seekers anyway. And they see a historic opportunity in California’s historic drought.



Congress Focuses On Dams Amid California’s Drought

California’s drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a “holy war in some ways.”


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Sacramento Restaurants Get Crash Course In Conservation

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is making sure that restaurants take the simple but critical steps towards building an eco-friendly business. In their first-ever Green Restaurant Symposium, SMUD officials made sure to […]


Water restrictions

Where Does Your Water Come From?

Find out where the water in your faucet comes from with the Water Education Foundation.


Rice farms

California’s Drought Could Harm State’s $45 Billion Agriculture Industry

The state, which controls the water for fields, says it plans to cut back on water deliveries by 50 percent at a Yuba City rice farm, and that could drop to zero if the drought worsens.


State water project

Northern California Reservoirs Running Low, While South State Flush

The state has already sent letters warning if it gets as bad as some are predicting, people may have their water rights completely shut off.



State Drought A Disaster In Slow Motion With Wildfires, Dry Wells

Cal Fire’s responded to more than 400 wildfires that have burned more than 1,000 acres. The 5-year January average is 70 fires and 130 acres.


High pressure

Stubborn High Pressure Ridge Leave California Unusually Parched In Drought

A powerful ridge of high pressure parked over Northern California has been responsible for a record 52 days of no rain in Sacramento.


Drought history

Droughts Are A Way Of Life For California Residents In Mediterranean Climate

California is basically an arid state with a Mediterranean climate, and drought is something we’ve always dealt with.


Drought Folsom Lake

Drought Striking Across California Could Be Hard To Recover From

CBS13’s Sam Shane talked with the California’s deputy drought director at Folsom Lake for a perspective on this year’s drought


dry winter

51 Dry Days In Sacramento Full Of Problems, Opportunity For Businesses

With rain is in the forecast later on in the week, shops like Land Park Ski & Sports are hoping Mother Nature can bring them some relief in the form of mountain snow.


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California Drought A Chance To Re-imagine Your Yard

California’s drought isn’t the end of your yard, as experts say there are plenty of ways to have a beautiful landscape while still conserving water.