Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT

"We Just Don't Have Any Water": California Homeowners Ditch Pools

 "We Just Don't Have Any Water": California Homeowners Ditch Pools

The California drought is pushing some homeowners to get rid of their backyard pools, filling them in to save yard space, money and water.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:09 PM PDT

California Water Cuts Ignore Past Changes by Some Cities

California Water Cuts Ignore Past Changes by Some Cities

Cities like San Diego are making cuts in their water usage once again.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:19 AM PDT

Bottled-Water Business Grows Despite Drought

Bottled-Water Business Grows Despite Drought

A new Crystal Geyser Water Co. plant opening at the foot of Mount Shasta is adding to criticism of companies that are bottling water in California's drought.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM PDT
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By Asher Klein

10 Crazy (Brilliant) Ideas to End the CA Drought

These are the most out-of-left-field ideas and recommendations out of the nearly... See Full Gallery

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 09:45 AM PDT

Fishy, "Earthy" Water Taste to Last Through Drought

Fishy, "Earthy" Water Taste to Last Through Drought

If you’re one of the 1.3 million customers in the San Francisco East Bay who thinks the water lately has been tasting, well, kinda awful, you’re not crazy. And starting Sunday, it’s going to taste and smell that...

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:14 AM PDT

Some CA Crops Drink Billions of Gallons of Water

Some CA Crops Drink Billions of Gallons of Water

California continues to wrestle with water savings as the state enters its fourth year in drought-mode, and one statistic that often pops up is how much water agriculture consumes.

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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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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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