Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 02:29 PM PDT

Record Cuts for Farmers With Senior Water Rights

Record Cuts for Farmers With Senior Water Rights

Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record for farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights, which date to more than a century ago.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 02:22 PM PDT

Pacific "Blob" Inching Closer to CA: NOAA

Pacific "Blob" Inching Closer to CA: NOAA

Scientists have been watching it since 2013: an unnaturally warm patch of the Pacific Ocean, a thousand feet long and a thousand feet wide, and growing. They call it “the blob." NOAA data show the so-called blob...

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:27 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Live Fire Training With Cal Fire Firefighters

Cal Fire firefighters conduct live fire training June 3, 2015 in Mt. See Full Gallery

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 09:34 AM PDT

Wasting Water? Drought Shamers Are Watching

Wasting Water? Drought Shamers Are Watching

Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? You could wind up the star of the latest drought-shaming video posted on YouTube or Twitter.

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...

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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.

 

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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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