drought

snow survey

Survey Reveals Less Snow In Sierra Than December After Dry, Warm January

The survey on Thursday found a snowpack water equivalent of just 2.3 inches in the scant snowpack near Echo Summit, about 90 miles east of Sacramento.

01/29/2015

drought worse

Driest January In Years Leaves California Wondering If Drought Will Be Worse In 2015

Although this year’s wet season started out great with a strong December, there has been even less rain this January—typically the wettest month—than there was last year.

01/28/2015

wine and grape symposium

Record Crowd Expected For Wine And Grape Symposium At Sacramento Convention Center

There’s a lot more than grapes that go into that bottle there is a lot of cool science and technology and it’s all happening here in Sacramento.

01/27/2015

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

California Drought May Force Damming Of 3 Delta Channels

They say the dams would decrease the amount of water released from upstream reservoirs to keep saltwater from creeping inland from the San Francisco Bay, contaminating the Delta.

01/26/2015

dry january

Sacramento On Verge Of Driest January Since 1877

In a normal year, Sacramento gets about 4 inches of rain a month. Last January saw .20 inches, and so far there has only been .01 inch, and not much on the horizon.

01/22/2015

(Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Boxer And House Maj. Leader McCarthy Trade Blame Over Failed Drought Bill

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are publicly blaming each other over who derailed congressional efforts last year to pass a drought relief bill for California.

01/22/2015

nut

California Drought Isn’t Farmers’ Only Worry: It Hasn’t Been Cold Enough, Either

The drought has been one of the bigger challenges for the family in the fields in recent years. Lately though, the concern has been temperatures, and how relatively warm they’ve been at night.

01/13/2015

smartphone app

Folsom Pushing Smartphone App Dropcountr To Help Customers Be Aware Of Usage

It’s called Dropcountr, and it allows for quick access to personal water use info at any time. The city is offering the free program to the first 5,000 customers who sign up.

01/08/2015

search for trout

California Drought Means Tough Times For Steelhead Trout

Steelhead trout are missing from the hatchery. Normally during the winter months, schoolkids feed them here, and in the nearby American River, fishermen hope to hook them.

01/06/2015

(Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Citing Drought, Coastal Town Rushes To Build Water Desalination Plant

California’s drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns for most communities, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

01/03/2015

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rain Could Spell Trouble For Calif. Water Conservation

After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.

12/16/2014

sierra ski

Sierra Ski Resorts Rejoice As Nearly 2 Feet Of Snow Fall During Storm

Boreal didn’t even bother opening on Thursday as the winds were too powerful. But once the storm finally slowed, people were in a hurry to get up there.

12/12/2014

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