Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 07:14 AM PDT

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Drought Cutbacks?

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Drought Cutbacks?

The drought that's plaguing the Golden State is into its fourth year. Test your knowledge of the river-shriveling dry spell.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 09:09 AM PDT

"Toilet to Tap" Eyed as Calif. Drought Worsens

"Toilet to Tap" Eyed as Calif. Drought Worsens

Some communities in Orange County, San Diego and Silicon Valley are expanding water recycling programs — nicknamed "toilet to tap" — as a historic drought forces a once-squeamish public to find new sources, NBC...

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 07:37 PM PDT

"Serious Situation": Water Board Approves Cutbacks

"Serious Situation": Water Board Approves Cutbacks

The Metropolitan Water District, which supplies drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California, voted Tuesday on cutbacks that would slash supplies to its member cities and agencies by...

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:07 PM PDT

Water Rationing on the Table for SoCal

Water Rationing on the Table for SoCal

A committee of the Metropolitan Water District, the water wholesaler for Southern California, approved a proposal Monday to ration water to its member agencies in the face of the state's continuing drought.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 07:36 AM PDT

Almond Farmers are Stigmatized as CA Drought Continues

Almond Farmers are Stigmatized as CA Drought Continues

California almond growers are coming under scrutiny for their water use as the state's drought worsens.

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 02:57 PM PDT

Fire Crews Staffing Up Earlier in South, Central CA

Fire Crews Staffing Up Earlier in South, Central CA

In a reflection of California's bone-dry conditions after four years of drought, fire agencies along the state's central and southern coasts are ramping up staffing levels well before they normally do.

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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.

 

Report Water Waste: Become a water watcher today. Find out how to report wasteful water use.

 

 

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