drought

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.
California Misses Water Conservation Target In DecemberState officials say residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December than the same period in 2013 and fell short of the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Folsom Lake Water Level Rises Above Historical AverageFolsom Lake has crossed an important drought milestone: lake levels are now above the historical average for this date.
Waterfowl Returning To Yolo Causeway After Wet JanuaryAfter a dry January, the Yolo Causeway wasn't very wet, but now that the water is back, so are the birds, and so are bird watchers.
California Wine Industry Excited Storms Are Putting Dent In DroughtKen Freeze of the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium says about 14,000 of the top wine and grape industry professionals are at the center, selling and checking out the latest and greatest technologies and equipment in the industry.
Water Content Of Sierra Snowpack Measures 15% Above Historical AverageOfficials say California has more snow than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years.
California Eagerly Awaits Sierra Snowpack Runoff As It Hopes For More SnowAll this snowfall in the Sierra makes sledding fun and easy. the challenge is turning all this fresh powder into a use for the greater good.
'Citizen Scientists' Map Erosion Caused By El Nino Using DronesForget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.
California Considers Easing Some Water Conservation MandatesCalifornia is considering easing water conservation mandates for some cities and towns in the state's drought.
Sierra Businesses Seeing A Greatly Improved MLK Holiday Weekend With More SnowA year after low-snow levels meant a grim Martin Luther King holiday weekend for some Lake Tahoe businesses, resorts are reveling in a much stronger snowpack and an oncoming storm.
As California Recovers From Drought, State Officials Readying Flood Protection PlanAs the state grapples with the threat of more rain from an El Nino weather pattern, Herman Phillips is stocked up with enough flood supplies for the entire state—3 million sandbags and massive containers ready to be shipped off.
Californians Finally See Sun After Series Of El Nino StormsCalifornians cautiously ventured outside Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region, stopping cable cars in San Francisco, stranding motorists and dumping heavy snow in northern Arizona.

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