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The lingering drought has drained Lake Tahoe below its natural rim for the first time in 5 years, cutting off the flow of the Truckee River. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Lake Tahoe Level Falls To 5-Year Low

The lingering drought has drained Lake Tahoe below its natural rim for the first time in 5 years, cutting off the flow of the Truckee River.

10/17/2014

Woman walks through the rain (File Photo)

Forecasters: Winter Rain Will Not Be Enough To End Drought

Parts of California could receive above-average rain and snow this winter but not enough to end the ongoing drought, federal forecasters said Thursday.

10/16/2014

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California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent In August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California’s drought hits home, with community wells running dry, farm fields turning to dust and once massive reservoirs becoming vast mudflats.

10/07/2014

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Massive Tree Falling In Downtown Sacramento Prompts Concerns Drought May Have Played Role

A new Mazda was crushed by the 100-foot pine tree that crews spent hours removing. The owner of the car, a local 911 operator, was at work at the time and not in the car.

10/06/2014

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California Drought Causing Pumpkins To Ripen Early, Shortens World’s Largest Corn Maze

Cooley doesn’t expect the drought to dwindle his Halloween business this season, but the future of Cool Patch Pumpkins all depends on the weather.

09/30/2014

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)

California Ends One Of Driest-Ever ‘Water Years’ On Record

California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever “water years.”

09/30/2014

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Home-By-Home Water Rationing May Be Spreading If California’s Drought Worsens

So far, only about 4 percent of larger water districts in the state are setting limits on individual water use. But in the San Juan Water District where people rely on Folsom Lake for all their water, individual household water allocation could become a reality too.

09/29/2014

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Water Woes At Butte County Mobile Home Park Have Dozens Of Families Cutting Back

At Big Bend Mobile Home Park north of Oroville, more than 30 families are severely cutting back. The water supply is to the point that neighbors say the water is shut off entirely between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

09/26/2014

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UC Davis Winery A Posterchild For How To Save Water During California Drought

UC Davis is upgrading, becoming the posterchild of winery sustainability. The winery runs on solar power, and newly installed fermenting tanks will soon connect to a water-recycling system capable of reusing 90 percent of the water used to clean equipment.

09/24/2014

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Stanislaus County Battling Drying Wells In California Drought With Emergency Plan

Denair homeowner Gilbert Meeks’ well went dry on Memorial Day and he was without water for ten weeks. He relied on a hose and a neighbor to get by until a deeper well was drilled and the county and irrigation district stopped farmers from pumping too much ground water to replenish the canal.

09/23/2014

mount shata mudslide

More Mount Shasta Mudslides Possible As Rain, Drought Compound Risks

The situation could get worse with a wet storm system expected to hit Tuesday or Wednesday.

09/22/2014

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Governor Brown Signs California’s First Groundwater Rules

California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

09/16/2014

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