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El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures. (Source: NOAA)

Experts: Coming El Niño May Be Historic, But Don’t Count On Drought-Buster

Federal meteorologists say the current El Niño is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.


Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta (credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Drought Blamed For Making Delta Saltier From San Francisco Bay Water

State officials say they are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland.


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Farmers Press Lawmakers For More Water Storage Projects

State lawmakers’ proposal to build new water storage for the first time in decades died Monday afternoon.


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California’s Second Snow Survey Set For Thursday

The state Department of Water Resources says it expects to find below-normal snowpack when it carries out the winter’s second survey in the Sierra Nevada.


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Snowpack Survey Reveals California Snow Depth Still Far Below Average

The state’s first annual manual snowpack survey was conducted today and, as expected, found that although California has more snow now than this time last year, the snow water equivalent is still far below the average.


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Receding Lake Oroville Waters Leave Artifacts Exposed For Looters

Jana Frazier with the Department of Water Resources is happy to show off tribal and Gold Rush artifacts at the Lake Oroville Visitors Center. But she’s worried about artifacts that can be found in a lower-than-normal Lake Oroville.


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Delta Tunnels Project Heads To State High Court

The California Supreme Court is set to decide if the state must buy thousands of acres of private property to perform preliminary tests for two massive water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Picture Improves For Some California Towns

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3.


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Feds To Ease Cutbacks, Giving California Farmers More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.


2013 was the driest calendar year on record for the state. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Turns Research To California Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.


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Crews Prepare For Wet Winter With Flash Flood Training

The rivers were calm on Thursday, but with a wet winter looming, crews readied for potential flash floods.


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Fairfield Fire: Search For Fence Owner At Center Of Dispute Hits Dead End

Hicks says the answer to who owns the fence starts decades ago when the homes were first built. There was flooding behind the homes and the state stepped in.