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Coverage of one of California's most severe dry spells on record and its dramatic turnaround

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 05:00 PM PDT

NASA Images Show Off SoCal's St. Patrick's Day Green

NASA Images Show Off SoCal's St. Patrick's Day Green

NASA images show a lot more green around Southern California after this winter's steady stream of drought busting rainstorms.

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 03:51 PM PST

There's a Tiny Sliver of California Still in Severe Drought

There's a Tiny Sliver of California Still in Severe Drought

Conditions have improved in a small swath of Southern California that was one of the last areas of severe drought still standing during a wet winter for the record books.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 02:11 PM PST

Californians Hit a New Low When It Comes to Water Use

Californians Hit a New Low When It Comes to Water Use

Californians are using less water than they have in years, thanks partly to winter rains that are doing the lawn-watering for them. The Water Resources Control Board said Tuesday that the average Californian...

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 01:11 PM PST

Quiz: California's Wild Winter Weather

Quiz: California's Wild Winter Weather

Put what you know about California's weather and its history to the test.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 08:37 AM PST

More than 90 Percent of California is Out of Drought

More than 90 Percent of California is Out of Drought

This week's U.S. Drought Monitor report shows more improvement in California, where winter rainstorms and heavy snowfall have washed away drought in more of the state after a five-year dry spell.

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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.

 

Resources

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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