California Drought

California Drought's Hardest-Hit Sectors May Need Years Of SupportA new state analysis warns that some sectors hit hardest by California's drought may still need help long after the current dry spell ends.
Water Officials Vote To Extend California Drought EmergencyState water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California's snowpack.
Arborists Warn Rain, Wind Exposing Dangers Of Dying Trees In California DroughtWhether it’s a tree smashing into a car, or one brought down by a freak tornado, arborist Chad Dykstra is all too familiar with tree troubles. He says business is through the roof, thanks to four years of drought.
Feds: California Reservoirs Half Full Despite El Niño StormsFederal officials say the recent onslaught of El Niño storms only increased water levels slightly in California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths for this time of year.
Encouraging Results From First Sierra Snow SurveyOfficials in drought-stricken California say the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack has measured 136 percent of normal for this time of year.
Sacramento Only Receives Half Of Normal Rainfall Through First Six Months Of Rain YearThrough Dec. 25, Sacramento received 1.85 inches of rain according to the National Weather Service. A brief overnight rain added roughly .03 inches to that total.
Damage From Sinking Land Is Costing California BillionsA canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like mushrooms as the ground around them drops.
As Storm Looms, Water Districts Discuss What To Do If California Drought ContinuesWager agencies around the state met on Monday with many asking for the state to loosen its grip on how much residents need to cut back.
Activists Attempt To Block Trucks At Sacramento Nestle PlantA handful of people are outside the south Sacramento plant to protest the company’s water use.
California Fines Water Suppliers For Failure To Cut BackState officials for the first time are fining California water suppliers for failing to meet a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's battle against a widespread drought.
State Releasing Latest Water Figures, Discussing PenaltiesState officials plan to tell Californians what penalties they are taking against communities that fail to meet a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use when they announce usage figures Friday, in the state's battle against a widespread drought.
Lake Tahoe Gearing Up For More Than Just Snow After Four Years Of California DroughtIt’s called the Ale Trail, and an interactive online map shows outdoor enthusiasts 20 cool trails and local brew houses near them.

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