California Drought Recovery - NBC Southern California

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

Jan 5, 2016

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

Nov 13, 2014

LADWP Tests Earthquake Resistant Water Pipes

LADWP Tests Earthquake Resistant Water Pipes

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is testing water pipes that have been very successful in Japan, even following major earthquakes.

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.



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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