California Drought Recovery - NBC Southern California

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

Mar 17, 2017

NASA Images Show Off SoCal's St. Patrick's Day Green

NASA Images Show Off SoCal's St. Patrick's Day Green

NASA images show a lot more green around Southern California after this winter's steady stream of drought busting rainstorms.

Apr 24, 2015

Soil Moisture Observatory Sends Back First Images

Soil Moisture Observatory Sends Back First Images

The SMAP observatory is designed to help scientists better understand, predict and monitor natural hazards like droughts and floods

Mar 26, 2014

NASA Begins Regular Sierra Snow Surveys

NASA Begins Regular Sierra Snow Surveys

The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.

Feb 26, 2014

California Looks to NASA Amid Dry Spell

California Looks to NASA Amid Dry Spell

Researchers working to help California manage and monitor its water resources are enlisting NASA's fleet of satellites and other technology.

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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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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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