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

Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 at 01:44 PM PDT

Why the Drought Emergency Isn't Over in Four CA Counties

Why the Drought Emergency Isn't Over in Four CA Counties

Despite record rain and snow, California's drought emergency has not ended for thousands of people in four rural counties.

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:49 AM PDT

Governor Lifts Drought Emergency for Most of California

Governor Lifts Drought Emergency for Most of California

California is lifting its drought emergency for most of the state after a winter of record rain and snowfall that followed a five-year dry spell.

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 06:14 AM PDT

Spring Storm to Build on Already Historic Snowpack

Spring Storm to Build on Already Historic Snowpack

A brief bout of rainfall, possibly accompanied by strong winds, is expected in the Los Angeles area Saturday with more significant precipitation to the north, including parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 03:49 PM PDT

California Households Still Conserving Water

California Households Still Conserving Water

California's latest water-use figures show the state's families are still doing a good job reducing water use.

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.

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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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