California Drought

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Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Unveil $1 Billion Drought-Relief Package

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders are set to announce emergency drought-relief legislation as California enters its fourth consecutive dry year.


Sugar Bowl in better times, when more snow covered the mountain. (File)

Sugar Bowl Suspends Skiing As Drought Takes Toll

Yet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state’s historic drought.



Californians Face Big Restrictions On Watering

It’s the last weekend of winter, but the start of even tougher talk on water statewide.


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California Water-Wasters Elude Fines As Drought Persists

California water regulators, alarmed by slack conservation three years into a crippling drought, took the unprecedented step last summer of establishing statewide restrictions and gave communities a hammer to enforce them: a $500 fine for excessive watering of lawns, hosing down driveways and running decorative yard fountains with drinking water.


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California Farmers To Go Another Year Without Federal Water

A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted.


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)

Poll: Most Californians Agree That Water Shortage Is Serious

California voters overwhelmingly see the state’s ongoing water shortage as a serious problem.


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Residents Question Plan To Drain Lake Tulloch

It’s another troubling picture of the drought: Irrigation officials are considering draining a local recreational lake.


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California Drought Cutbacks May Include Water At Restaurants

California residents may have to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels as the drought drags on.


The storm brought some minor flooding to Clarksburg. (Credit: Laura Skirde)

Atmospheric River Sweeps Through Northern California

It was a cold, stormy weekend in Sacramento – the type of weather the region hasn’t often seen in the past few years.



Flying Into A Storm To Figure Out The Drought

It’s the calm before the storm. But as we prepare for more of pounding rain, scientists are revving up their engines at Sacramento’s McClellan Park to fly directly into the thick of it.


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California’s Drought Has Skiers Packing Their Bags For Idaho, Washington

Warm temperatures and drought conditions in the West have changed the migratory patterns of birds and wildlife, but are also impacting another group: skiers, especially cross country skiers.



Wildfire Near California-Nevada Line Destroys 40 Homes

Fire officials in California say 40 homes have been destroyed in a wind-driven wildfire that has charred more than 10 square miles of land near the Nevada state line.