Running Dry

Running Dry

Drought-stricken California communities face a third-consecutive dry year with no relief in sight

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 03:15 AM PDT

Drought Creates Extreme Fire Danger, Low Water Reserves

Drought Creates Extreme Fire Danger, Low Water Reserves

The California drought has created extreme fire danger and decreased water reserve levels in parts of Southern California.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 08:45 AM PDT

California Board Approves Fines for Water Wasters

California Board Approves Fines for Water Wasters

Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions passed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns...

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 06:25 PM PDT

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in California

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in California

The most severe level of drought conditions expanded in California during the past week at the start of what looks to be a hot, dry summer in a rain-starved state.

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 03:25 PM PDT

Winemaker Stands by "Water Witching" to Help During Drought

Winemaker Stands by "Water Witching" to Help During Drought

Several California residents are turning to an ancient practice called dowsing to help find water during the severe drought.

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:52 PM PDT

LA Ends Rain Season With Dismal Total

LA Ends Rain Season With Dismal Total

The calendar rain season extends from July 1, 2013 to June 30, but the drought-stricken region has little to show for it.

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 09:12 PM PDT

Wildfires Threaten Rolling Blackouts Across State

Wildfires Threaten Rolling Blackouts Across State

Tinderbox conditions exacerbated by a historic California drought could put power lines across the state at risk of failing this summer, officials said.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 05:58 AM PDT

Hetch Hetchy Below 65 Percent Capacity

Hetch Hetchy Below 65 Percent Capacity

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission gave its mid-year water supply update Monday and announced that the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage is at less than 65 percent capacity.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 04:12 PM PDT

Drought Helping in Sudden Oak Death Fight

Drought Helping in Sudden Oak Death Fight

California's drought appears to be reducing the spread of a disease that threatens to wipe out huge swaths of oak trees in the state, a newspaper reported.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM PDT

Water Bond Measure Fails in Initial Senate Vote

Water Bond Measure Fails in Initial Senate Vote

Senate Democrats on Monday failed in an initial attempt to secure Republican support for overhauling the $11.1 billion water bond on the November ballot.

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT

Upcoming Fire Season to Be "Incendiary," Experts Say

Upcoming Fire Season to Be "Incendiary," Experts Say

Los Angeles officials are concerned about the upcoming fire season, citing an increase in wildfires this year and the ongoing drought in California as warning signs for a dangerous few months ahead.

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