Will Rain Be Enough To End Drought In Western United States?Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of the hottest and driest months on record.
'Not A Short-Term Feature': Scientists Warn California Needs Much More Rain To End DroughtEven if California were to have above-average rain and snow this winter, warming temperatures mean it still likely won't be enough to make up for all the water California lost.
As Wet Weather Finally Rolls In, California Issues Statewide Drought Emergency ProclamationAfter California saw its driest year on record in nearly 100 years, the entire state is now under a drought emergency, officials said Tuesday.
Lake Tahoe's Terminal Status A Result Of Extended DroughtLake Tahoe is terminal. That's a technical way to explain water isn't flowing out of the lake. It won't always be like this, but the consequences of an extended drought go beyond the waterline.
Cold Front Brings Snow, Rain To NorCal: Downtown Sacramento Finally Breaks 212-Day Dry StreakDowntown Sacramento's streak of dry weather has finally been broken.
The Drought In California This Summer Was The Worst On Record, Researchers SayThe West's historic, multi-year drought is threatening water supply, food production and electricity generation. It has drained reservoirs at incredible rates and fueled one of the most extreme wildfire seasons the region has ever experienced.
'It's Very Unusual To Not See Precipitation For That Long': Sacramento Reaches Grim Milestone Not Seen In 100+ YearsSacramento's average rainfall is just over 19 inches a year. But in 2020, we got less than 11 inches, and this year was even worse with less than 8 inches—only 43% of normal.
California Regulators Warn Of Dry Reservoirs, RestrictionsCalifornia's reservoirs are so dry from a historic drought that regulators warned Thursday it's possible the state's water agencies won't get anything from them next year, a frightening possibility that could force mandatory restrictions for residents.
Far Northern California Gets Welcome Rain Amid DroughtLingering showers were ending Tuesday behind a weather front that brought welcome rain in large and small amounts to parts of drought-stricken Northern California.
'Torture Orchard' At UC Davis Stresses Trees To Find Which Ones Are Drought TolerantIt’s come to be known as a “torture orchard” - researchers stressing trees to determine which are drought tolerant and design varieties for commercial food production.
California Approves New Spending On Drought, Wildfire PreventionCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday voted to spend more than $2 billion to prevent wildfires and address a severe drought, closing the book — for now — on a $262.5 billion operating budget that began the year with a record deficit because of the pandemic and ended with a record surplus in spite of it.
Algae Bloom Reaches Danger Level At Central California ReservoirA bloom of toxic blue-green algae in a Central California reservoir has reached the danger level, the state Department of Water Resources said Tuesday.
Along With Drop In Water Level, Lake Oroville Sees Drop In Labor Day VisitorsLabor Day at the lake looks a lot drier this year. Water levels have dropped to historic lows at popular spots all over the region.
Fire Crews Get Creative With Water Sources During Drought ConditionsCrews are fighting the Caldor Fire in the middle of drought conditions that have sparked water restrictions in several cities.
Several High Fire Risk Open Spaces In Folsom Now ClosedWith the wildfire risk increasing the City of Folsom is closing off a number of open spaces that have high fire potential.