Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:09 PM PDT

Southland's Largest Water Wholesaler Expects to Cut Allocations

Southland's Largest Water Wholesaler Expects to Cut Allocations

After another winter that failed to deliver needed precipitation,
the Metropolitan Water District expects to cut allocations to its member
agencies for the first time since 2009.

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 07:20 AM PDT

So You Think You Know About California's Drought?

So You Think You Know About California's Drought?

Test your knowledge of the drought that's plagued California for more than three years.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 08:27 PM PST

Calif. Drought Linked to Human-Caused Warming: Study

Calif. Drought Linked to Human-Caused Warming: Study

A new study published Monday suggests human-caused climate warming is driving the drought that has crippled much of California, NBC News reported.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 03:40 PM PST

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

California voters overwhelmingly see the state's ongoing water shortage as a serious problem, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 08:58 PM PST

City Considers Water Waster Fines

City Considers Water Waster Fines

Even more affected by the drought than most other Southern California cities, Sierra Madre is expected to authorize imposing fines to enforce its conservation target of 30 percent.

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:24 AM PST

Some Ski Resorts Struggle From Drought

Some Ski Resorts Struggle From Drought

"We're basically the canary in the coal mine," one owner said.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 06:43 AM PST

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief, Fail to Pack Sierra Snow

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief, Fail to Pack Sierra Snow

The first significant rainfall since mid-December brought improved drought conditions to parts of California, but the February storms did not bring much-needed snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range where...

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:33 PM PST

Water Recycling Program Brings Questions About Waste

Water Recycling Program Brings Questions About Waste

Mayor Eric Garcetti along with Councilman Felipe Fuentes turned the knob Friday on the first watering system at Hansen Dam that's 100 percent recycled waste water.

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 01:31 PM PST

Federal Government Offers $50M for Drought Relief

Federal Government Offers $50M for Drought Relief

The money would be used for projects to help reduce water use and develop response plans as the state enters its fourth dry year.

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 02:58 PM PST

Where Is Water Use Decreasing in California?

Where Is Water Use Decreasing in California?

Use this tool to compare water-use figures across California.

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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.

 

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