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Low Snow A Welcome Sight In Sierra As Weekend Promises Chances Of More Powder

Anthony Harney and Jeremy McCaffrey drove up from Monterey to get some moonlit runs in at Boreal. The longtime friends were some of the hundreds to hit the slopes and take advantage of the weekend winter system.



Feds Say California Farmers Will Go Without Water Allocations For Now During Drought

The Bureau of Reclamation announced on Friday that agricultural customers should expect zero percent of their contracted water, based on current reservoir storage and snowpack. The zero-percent allocation will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.


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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.


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California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread

Luis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.


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Sacramento To Speed Up Installation Of Water Meters

Sacramento officials want to shave four years off a project to install water meters in every home and business in the city.


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Water Agencies Considering Fine Hikes For Bay Area Water Stealers

Northern California water districts are looking to hike fines for meter cheaters and other people who steal water as the state enters its fourth year of drought.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California on June 28, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California. Temperatures are expected to be in the triple digits in most areas of Southern California. According to the national Weather Service, the heat wave is expected to linger into early next week prompting heat advisories and opening of cooling centers.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Drought May Force New Limits On Restaurants, Hotels, Decorative Fountains

Possible new rules under consideration include a ban on running outdoor water fountains and prohibiting lawn watering during cold and rainy periods. “The key is to get away from very light mandatory restrictions,” said Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the board.


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Calif. Water Officials Eyeing New Water Limits On Restaurants And Hotels

As the California drought drags on, water officials are considering expanding mandatory outdoor water restrictions on homeowners and adding new limits on restaurants, hotels and decorative fountains.


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Low Snow Means Disappointing Presidents Day Weekend Ahead For Lower Elevation Ski Resorts

The Donner Ski Ranch is melting away ahead of what is supposed to be one of the busiest weekends of the season, making way for some disappointed skiers.


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Study: Megadroughts A Future Reality For Much Of Western United States

“Unprecedented drought conditions” – the worst in more than 1,000 years – are likely to come to the Southwest and Central Plains after 2050 and stick around because of global warming, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances on Thursday.


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Folsom Lake Levels Nearly Double What They Were In 2014

Folsom Lake has nearly double the water it had at the same time last year, and people are already out enjoying it. But things could quickly change. What could this mean for recreation on the lake this summer?



Warmer Temperatures Mean Mosquitoes Are Out For Blood Early

Joel Buettner with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District says they’ve been getting double the calls they normally would this time of the year about the blood-suckers.