California Drought Recovery - NBC Southern California

Coverage of one of California's most severe dry spells on record and its dramatic turnaround

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 09:23 PM PST

Worst of Drought Diminishes to 2 Percent in California

Worst of Drought Diminishes to 2 Percent in California

What a difference one of California's wettest winters in years makes.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 07:12 AM PST

Parade of Storms Pulls Northern California Out of Drought

Parade of Storms Pulls Northern California Out of Drought

A conveyor belt of strong Pacific storms brought enough rain and snow to California early this winter to knock out drought conditions in the northern part of the state, according to this week's U.S. Drought...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 02:11 PM PST

First Snow Survey of Season; Water Below Average

First Snow Survey of Season; Water Below Average

Surveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first manual measurement of the wet season, finding water content was about half of normal as California flirts with a possible...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 12:18 AM PST

Sierra Snow Expected to Help California Battle Drought

Sierra Snow Expected to Help California Battle Drought

The several feet of snow expected in the Sierra this week is expected to considerably change the look of California's drought map.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 01:56 PM PST

Californians Reverse Backslide in Water Conservation

Californians Reverse Backslide in Water Conservation

Californians did a good job of saving water in October after some less-than-stellar months.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 at 08:53 PM PDT

California Drought Ends In Nearly One-Fourth Of The State: Feds

California Drought Ends In Nearly One-Fourth Of The State: Feds

A heavy dousing of autumn rain in Northern California has lifted a quarter of the state out of drought, the highest percentage in more than three years, according to a new federal report Thursday. Water...

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 at 03:32 PM PDT

California's Declining Water Conservation Leveling Off

California's Declining Water Conservation Leveling Off

Urban Californians still are saving less water since mandatory conservation measures were lifted earlier this year in the state's drought, but monthly figures released Tuesday show the conservation backslide is...

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 06:26 PM PDT

Rain Was a Drought-Buster in NorCal

Rain Was a Drought-Buster in NorCal

Water regulators say that conservation will have to become the "New normal" in California. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 03:23 PM PDT

Californians Still Saving Water in Drought But Not as Much

Californians Still Saving Water in Drought But Not as Much

Californians are still saving water despite the recent lifting of mandatory statewide conservation, but not as much as they were last year at the peak of the drought, water officials said Wednesday.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:14 AM PDT

Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland

Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland

In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource.

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