Running Dry

Running Dry

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

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:13 PM PDT

Drought Leaves Residents Worrying Over Safety of Trees

Drought Leaves Residents Worrying Over Safety of Trees

An added drought concern is popping up across Los Angeles, a byproduct of the great conservation strides many residents have made in recent years.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 06:30 AM PDT

Trail to Giant Sequoias Closes

Trail to Giant Sequoias Closes

The Trail of 100 Giants is a major feature of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 07:31 PM PDT

LADWP Rate Hike Coming to Residents' Monthly Bills

LADWP Rate Hike Coming to Residents' Monthly Bills

Despite water use going down, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will raise water costs for consumers by 4 percent, the department said Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 at 04:37 PM PDT

Monarch Butterflies Find Sprinkle of Hope in Drought

Monarch Butterflies Find Sprinkle of Hope in Drought

The struggling monarch butterfly may have found a sprinkling of hope during California's historic dry spell.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:40 PM PDT

El Nino's 'Strong Influence' Might Ease CA Drought

El Nino's 'Strong Influence' Might Ease CA Drought

Weather systems influenced by El Nino will bring above-average rainfall, but not necessarily the much-needed snowfall that parched California needs to improve long-term drought conditions, according to...

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 at 07:10 AM PDT

Pumpkin Farmer Drastically Cuts Water Usage

Pumpkin Farmer Drastically Cuts Water Usage

A pumpkin farmer in Utah used to use 1,500 gallons of water a minute for 19 hours each week. With smart irrigation techniques, he cut his water usage by two-thirds.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 at 09:28 AM PDT

Californians Surpass Water Conservation Goal

Californians Surpass Water Conservation Goal

The State Water Resources Control Board on Thursday will release statewide conservation figures for August.Californians have surpassed a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month, using nearly...

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 11:33 PM PDT

Ventura County Preps for Winter of El Niño Storms

Ventura County Preps for Winter of El Niño Storms

Anticipating a winter of heavy El Nino storms, Ventura County officials conducted a drill for dealing with emergencies that could include flooding, mudflows, and the failure of a levee that shields Oxnard...

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 05:35 PM PDT

Scientists: Drought Stressing Giant Sequoias

Scientists: Drought Stressing Giant Sequoias

Scientists say California's historic drought is stressing the state's treasured Giant Sequoia trees, some of the largest and oldest living things on earth.

Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 12:19 AM PDT

Men Invent Device to Help Save Water

Men Invent Device to Help Save Water

Three friends from Santa Ana had never invented anything before. Their backgrounds are in digital marketing and film production, but they were so inspired by California’s drought, they put their heads together...

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