Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 at 07:06 PM PDT

CA Names, Shames Water Wasters

CA Names, Shames Water Wasters

California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 at 10:13 PM PDT

Drought Means Big Business for Landscapers

Drought Means Big Business for Landscapers

California's severe drought is a booming business for local landscapers skilled in drought-tolerant landscapes.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 at 12:36 PM PDT

CA Drought Linked to Record West Nile Virus Deaths

CA Drought Linked to Record West Nile Virus Deaths

California saw a record number of deaths from West Nile virus last year, and health officials say the state's drought may have contributed to the spike.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 at 06:09 AM PDT

Drought Prompts Ugliest Yard Competition in SF

Drought Prompts Ugliest Yard Competition in SF

The search is one for the ugliest yard in San Francisco, a contest put on by the city to encourage residents to conserve water by making their grounds less thirsty.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 06:56 PM PDT

February Savings Were Worst Yet: Water Board

February Savings Were Worst Yet: Water Board

California's water board said Tuesday that residents saved less water in February than in any other month since it began tracking conservation efforts last summer.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 08:19 AM PDT

WATCH: Avocado Farms Run Dry

WATCH: Avocado Farms Run Dry

California's record-setting drought is putting many avocado farmers out of business. Lili Tan reports.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 09:48 PM PDT

OC Uses Alert System to Remind Residents of Drought

OC Uses Alert System to Remind Residents of Drought

An emergency system normally used for floods, fires and other disasters was put to the test Tuesday, but for the first time it was used as a reminder to Orange County residents to conserve water.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 01:45 PM PDT

Newport Beach Blasted For Water Wasting

Newport Beach Blasted For Water Wasting

Business and homeowners in Newport Beach are taking steps towards conserving water that will hopefully add up in the fight against California’s drought and limit the fines the city faces for not meeting...

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 11:34 AM PDT

SoCal Desalination Plant to Be Largest in Western Hemisphere

SoCal Desalination Plant to Be Largest in Western Hemisphere

A Southern California desalination plant set to open this fall will be the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the only water supply in San Diego not dependent on rainfall or a snowpack.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 07:39 PM PDT

Calif. Sets Water Use Targets Amid Drought

Calif. Sets Water Use Targets Amid Drought

California cities face mandatory targets to slash water use as much as 35 percent while regulators warn voluntary conservation hasn't been enough in the face of a devastating drought.

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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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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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