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Sierra Snowpack At 29 Percent Of Normal

Results from the latest snow survey in the Sierra are in, and as expected, they are lower than average.


File of state surveyors measuring snow depth in the Sierra. (Credit: CBS13)

Sierra Snow Being Measured Today; Expectations Remain Low

State surveyors will travel up the High Sierra on Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack, learning if recent storms brought any relief to California’s drought.


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City Of Roseville Mandates Residents Use 20 Percent Less Water

Washing cars without a water nozzle is also banned. Washing hardscapes — or man-made outdoor surfaces — is also prohibited, unless doing so is required for health and safety purposes.


A House panel will ask farmers and community leaders for input into relieving the state's drought. (Getty Images)

California Hosting Congressional Hearing On Drought

House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.


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Manteca Looks To Try And Curtail Its Record Water Usage

California is in a drought, but you wouldn’t know it in Manteca: The city set its own record for water use in January with 245 million gallons


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Sacramento Police, Suspect Vehicles End Up In Creek After Chase

A police chase ended with the suspect’s car and the squad car in Arcade Creek in Sacramento.


The rain-swollen San Gabriel River brushes against a bridge in Los Angeles County. (Getty Images)

Storm Brings Short-Term Flooding But No Long-Term Drought Relief

Rain from Southern California storm not enough to ease the state’s drought.


California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought

California Legislature Passes $687 Million Drought-Relief Plan

A $687 million drought-relief plan is headed to the governor’s desk after winning overwhelming approval in both houses of the Legislature.


Credit: California Dept. of Water Resources

California Farmers Will Not Receive Water From Central Valley Project Sources

Federal officials say many farmers caught in California’s drought will receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.


Competing political pressures are fighting to gain control during California's water crisis. (Getty Images)

California Water Politics Complicate Brown’s Decisions

Political and environmental pressures intersect in water crisis.


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

Farmers Say Pres. Obama’s Drought Relief Efforts Don’t Address Long-Term Water Issues

Farmers in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California’s long-term water problems.



Heavy Amounts Of Rain Inundate Parts Of Sacramento Valley

The storm has brought flooding and damage to parts of the valley. CBS13 went out to some local places where were seeing the heaviest amount of rain.