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Running Dry

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

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 07:13 PM PST

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

The Sierra snowpack has jumped to 130 percent of average, the California Department of Water Resources announced after it took measurements Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 01:20 PM PST

Drought Update: Feb. 2, 2016

Drought Update: Feb. 2, 2016

A look at water-use figures and drought conditions around California. Anthony Yanez reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:53 PM PST

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 08:21 PM PST

Gov. Brown Lays Out Revised Drought Plan

Gov. Brown Lays Out Revised Drought Plan

Caution was the theme of Governor Brown's State of the State address when it came to finances and our drought. "Water goes to the heart of what California is and what it has been over centuries," Gov.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 08:59 AM PST

Drought Update: Winter Storms Bring Minor Improvement

Drought Update: Winter Storms Bring Minor Improvement

Waves of precipitation brought slight drought relief this week to Northern California.

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 12:54 AM PST

CA Considers Easing Some Water Restrictions

CA Considers Easing Some Water Restrictions

California cities that are hot, dry or crowded, or have managed to come up with new sources of water, might be able to get a slight break in the state's drought-time water-conservation targets, state officials...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:24 AM PST

Drought Update: Slight Improvement

Drought Update: Slight Improvement

This week's U.S. Drought Monitor report shows only slight improvement after a week of storms in California.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:44 AM PST

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 01:01 PM PST

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, once again missing the 25 percent conservation mandate

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 03:34 PM PST

'It's a Start': California Snowpack Higher Than Normal

'It's a Start': California Snowpack Higher Than Normal

The water content of the statewide snowpack in drought-stricken California was 105 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey -- an encouraging result after nearly no...

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