California Drought Recovery - NBC Southern California

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

Jan 21, 2016

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.

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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