Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 05:40 PM PDT

Governor Praises MWD Water Conservation Plan

Governor Praises MWD Water Conservation Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown applauded the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California today for its $450 million two-year conservation budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove...

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 04:56 PM PDT

Stunning Images of the Shrinking Salton Sea

Stunning Images of the Shrinking Salton Sea

Once-bustling marinas in California's largest lake a few years ago are now bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down...

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 at 12:47 AM PDT

Drought Will Make LA County "Fire Critical"

Drought  Will Make LA County "Fire Critical"

With a fourth year of drought further drying out foliage, fire officials believe conditions are so severe that "significant" wildfires are possible even without hot, dry Santa Ana winds. Los Angeles County will

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 at 09:50 PM PDT

Lake to Use Purified Recycled Water

Lake to Use Purified Recycled Water

They're calling it designer water because it's being designed just for Lake Mission Viejo.

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT

LA County OKs Penalties for Some Heavy Water Users

LA County OKs Penalties for Some Heavy Water Users

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved water surcharges of up to two times the regular rate for customers in the Antelope Valley, Malibu and Topanga Canyon who fail to cut water use...

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 at 08:25 PM PDT

CA Water Use Drops 13.5 Percent in April

CA Water Use Drops 13.5 Percent in April

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April, regulators said Tuesday.

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Coverage of California's water crisis and updates on what might be the state's worst drought on record. Visit this page for video, galleries and reports on what's being done to address the problem.
 

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Drought Impacts Map: Use this interactive map to see how the drought has affected agriculture, energy, plants and wildlife, water supply, industry and fire hazard.

 

How Much Rain Do We Need?: This tool calculates how much precipitation is required to end current drought conditions.

 

California Drought Monitor: A weekly update on drought severity in California, including a drought monitor map and short- and long-term outlooks.

 

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