Running Dry

Running Dry

Coverage of California's historic 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

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 07:23 AM PDT

New Drought Plan for Struggling CA Counties

New Drought Plan for Struggling CA Counties

California Governor Jerry Brown's new drought plan calls for millions of dollars to be used for food assistance in counties struck hard by California's ongoing drought.

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 04:54 PM PDT

CA Unveils $1B Drought-Relief Package

CA Unveils $1B Drought-Relief Package

Drought-relief legislation providing about $1 billion in spending was proposed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders as California enters its fourth consecutive dry year near the end of...

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 02:04 PM PDT

Lake Will Be Closed for Recreation Due to Drought

Lake Will Be Closed for Recreation Due to Drought

Water reserves in Diamond Valley Reservoir have so far buffered Southern California from impacts of the drought. But now Diamond Valley has been drawn down to the point that it will be closed to recreational...

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 05:34 PM PDT

Drought-Stricken CA Ramps Up Water Restrictions

Drought-Stricken CA Ramps Up Water Restrictions

California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday.

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 05:22 PM PDT

QUIZ: How Water Smart Are You?

QUIZ: How Water Smart Are You?

The drought that's plaguing the Golden State is into its fourth year. That's long enough for you to have soaked up plenty of info about the reservoir-emptying dry spell.

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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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