Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT
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By Jeanne Kuang

PHOTOS: SoCal Drought Shaming

NBC4 viewers sent in these photos of water going to waste in Southern California.... See Full Gallery

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:08 AM PDT

Neighbors Aren't Doing Enough About Drought: Poll

Neighbors Aren't Doing Enough About Drought: Poll

The majority of Californians say their neighbors are failing to do enough to respond to the state's severe drought, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 06:51 AM PDT

Meager Snowpack Hurts More than Ski Season

Meager Snowpack Hurts More than Ski Season

The season closures of many California ski areas before Easter break is a one sign of the meager snowpack that is a major source of the state's water.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 06:17 AM PDT

Lawmakers to Vote on $1B Drought-Relief Plan

Lawmakers to Vote on $1B Drought-Relief Plan

California lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending as the state faces a fourth consecutive dry year.

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 06:56 AM PDT

GRAPHIC: California Water-Use Restrictions

GRAPHIC: California Water-Use Restrictions

A look at California water-use restrictions approved by the state's water resources board in March 2015.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 07:23 AM PDT

New Drought Plan for Struggling CA Counties

New Drought Plan for Struggling CA Counties

California Governor Jerry Brown's new drought plan calls for millions of dollars to be used for food assistance in counties struck hard by California's ongoing drought.

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