Coverage of California's drought and updates on conditions around the state

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 03:58 AM PDT

Drought Report Shows Only Short-Term Gains

Drought Report Shows Only Short-Term Gains

Early spring showers and snow in northern California provided only short-term improvements for some parts of the state, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor report.

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 03:57 AM PDT

California Snowpack Survey Forebodes Tough Summer

California Snowpack Survey Forebodes Tough Summer

State surveyors will travel up the High Sierra on Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack, learning if recent storms brought any relief to California's drought.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 04:04 PM PDT

Water Officials Set to Survey Vital Sierra Snowpack

Water Officials Set to Survey Vital Sierra Snowpack

Surveyors will try to read the tea leaves of the California drought by trekking into the Sierra Nevada mountain range and measuring the state’s snow levels Tuesday.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 09:15 AM PDT

Cal Fire at Peak Staffing

Cal Fire at Peak Staffing

Cal Fire officials have moved to peak staffing as extreme drought conditions continue to cripple California.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 06:20 PM PDT

Mini Gold Rush Spurred By California Drought

Mini Gold Rush Spurred By California Drought

There's gold in them dry hills! Or gold seekers anyway. And they see a historic opportunity in California's historic drought.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM PDT

"Exceptional" Drought Expands Along SoCal Coast

"Exceptional" Drought Expands Along SoCal Coast

Another week of dry and warm conditions led to more severe drought conditions for parts of coastal Southern California, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor report.

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