California Drought

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Drought-Sapped California Lake Reveals Lost Gun

Water in Los Angeles County’s Castaic Lake is so low amid California’s drought that a fisherman has recovered a handgun and a badge that a federal agent lost in the water decades ago.


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Drought Thins The Herd At Elk Grove’s ‘Giant Pumpkin Fest’

Some of the biggest pumpkins in the world weighed in at the Giant Pumpkin Festival in Elk Grove this weekend, but you won’t see nearly as many as in years past.


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Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water Supply

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say there are too many trees in the Sierra, creating a major fire hazard and sucking up much-needed water


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California’s Crop Harvest Much Smaller Than Usual

With harvest time across California, many of the state’s once-robust crops – from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds – are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state’s historic drought.


LAKEHEAD, CA - AUGUST 31:  Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove August 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California.  As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Shasta Lake is currently near 30 percent of its total capacity, the lowest it has been since 1977.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Expected To Continue Into Next Year Across West, Forecasts Show

Federal forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.


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In Drought, “Pop-Up” Wetlands Provide Bird Habitat

California’s drought has created dire conditions for what conservationists say is a bigger-than-normal bird migration starting up now from the Arctic and subarctic.


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Field Poll: Water Bond Leads Among Likely Voters

A new Field Poll finds slightly more than half of likely voters approve of a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.


The California Water Challenge

The Water Challenge

The California Water Challenge is a simulation of some tough choices Californians face in seeking to meet the increasing demands on its limit water supplies. The California Water Challenge lets you decide how to bring […]



Drought Lingers, Yet Some Homes Lack Water Meters

Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don’t have meters telling them just how much water they are using.


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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.”


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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.


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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.