Running Dry

Running Dry

Coverage of California's historic dry spell, one of the most severe droughts on record

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 09:57 AM PDT

Sinking Central California Farmland Hurts Water Delivery

Sinking Central California Farmland Hurts Water Delivery

During the drought, as pumping of groundwater increases to meet the irrigation needs of San Joaquin Valley farms, regions of the valley floor are sinking at increasing rates. Ironically enough, subsidence...

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 06:39 PM PDT

Lawn Replacement Company Changes Name, Customers Claim 'Same BS'

Lawn Replacement Company Changes Name, Customers Claim 'Same BS'

An NBC4 inquiry into why Southern California homeowners had their lawn replacement plan "voided" by Turf Terminators is leading to questions about why the company changed its name.

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 07:47 PM PDT

Homeowners Say Lawn Removal Company Made "Empty Promises"

Homeowners Say Lawn Removal Company Made "Empty Promises"

A Southern California couple who wanted to install a drought-tolerant lawn as part of a city rebate program said an LA-based company gave "empty promises," while the company said what happened was "certainly not...

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 04:09 AM PDT

Drought Concerns Prompt Cancellation of Annual Grand Prix

Drought Concerns Prompt Cancellation of Annual Grand Prix

Organizers of the annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix announced they were canceling this year's event because of the state's drought and water conservations efforts.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 09:32 PM PDT

Dying Wildlife, Bigger Fires if Drought Lasts: Study

Dying Wildlife, Bigger Fires if Drought Lasts: Study

The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 03:34 PM PDT

Drought: Groundwater Pumping in CA Has Ground Sinking

Drought: Groundwater Pumping in CA Has Ground Sinking

Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

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