Running Dry

Running Dry

Coverage of California's three-year dry spell, one of the most severe droughts on record

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT
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By Jeanne Kuang

PHOTOS: SoCal Drought Shaming

NBC4 viewers sent in these photos of water going to waste in Southern California.... See Full Gallery

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 at 09:37 AM PST

Skies Clear, But CA Drought Outlook Remains Gloomy

Skies Clear, But CA Drought Outlook Remains Gloomy

Nearly all of California remains in moderate or worse drought, according to a weekly report that does not take into account all of this week's rainfall.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 01:29 PM PST

CA Loses Ground in Drought Water-Saving

CA Loses Ground in Drought Water-Saving

Californians managed to reduce their daily water use by only 6.7 percent in October compared to the same period last year, far short of Gov. Jerry Brown's goal.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM PST

Glendora Remains on Alert

Glendora Remains on Alert

Glendora residents awoke to sunshine after a day of pounding rain, but homeowners remained concerned about the possiblity of mudslides in a burn area. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday...

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM PST

"The Hill Is Stable"

"The Hill Is Stable"

Evacuation orders were lifted in Camarillo Springs, where residents were on alert Tuesday because of steady rains that soaked a burn area. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday Dec. 3...

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 12:13 PM PST

Rain Runoff Represents Missed Opportunity

Rain Runoff Represents Missed Opportunity

California has made progress reducing the amount of trash that
rain runoff carries out to the Pacific Ocean. Capturing and recycling more of the runoff itself remains a tougher challenge.

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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.

 

Water Use Calculator: Use this tool to calculate how much water is saved by following some common conservation methods. 

 

Drought Effects Over Time: California has faced several dry spells throughout its history. View photos of drought effects over time.

 

 

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