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Report: Heat and Climate Change Help Fuel California’s Drought

Mar 3, 2015
Report: Heat and Climate Change Help Fuel California’s Drought

Earlier this year, reports showed the several consecutive dry years combined with record supercharged California’s droughts. In 2014, temperatures were by far the highest – fueled mainly by a warmer than normal winter – in the 120 years of record-keeping. On average it was 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the previous standard, set in...

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California Farmers to go Another Year without Federal Water

Feb 27, 2015
California Farmers to go Another Year without Federal Water

SACRAMENTO (AP)- A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted. The announcement Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation marks the second consecutive year the agency will provide no water to the...

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California Gets $50m in Drought Funds

Feb 6, 2015
California Gets $50m in Drought Funds

SACRAMENTO- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that California will get $50 million in drought relief funds, primarily for research, helping endangered fish and money to help the Central Valley Project operate more efficiently in moving water around the state. “California is ground zero for drought. There isn’t a state that is worse off than...

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Audrey the Puffy Quilt rides the Pineapple Express

Audrey the Puffy Quilt rides the Pineapple Express

The forecast said we would wake up to rain, lots of it. So I went to bed very happy. All night long I woke up and listened, no precip. We woke up, no precip. I guess the Pineapple Express, the big atmospheric river the size of the Miississippi River wa...

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Central Valley Farmers Saving Crops in Dry January

Jan 29, 2015
Central Valley Farmers Saving Crops in Dry January

WESTLEY- The ongoing drought in California could mean higher grocery costs for consumers statewide. The January sun shines down on Daniel Bays’ Ranch, a business he’s grown up in. “A couple weeks all these little buds that are sticking out in the branch should be turning into flowers,” Daniel Bays, Owner of Bays Ranch...

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Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

In 2014, California was affected by the drought. Governor Brown asked Californians to reduce all water use by 20 percent to help conserve. Starting in January of every year, the State Department of Water Resources measures how much water content is in the snowpack to determine the state’s water supply, and in doing so showed...

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Grow a Beard, Fight the Drought

Jan 9, 2015
Grow a Beard, Fight the Drought

SACRAMENTO- A local group is encouraging men to get their “drought face” on to save water. Shaving your face uses, on average, an extra five gallons of water. Of course, skipping a shave or two isn’t the only way to conserve water. Be Water Smart also suggests shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing your...

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Sacramento Leads State in Reducing Water Use

Jan 6, 2015
Sacramento Leads State in Reducing Water Use

SACRAMENTO- The State Water Board released new numbers on Tuesday showing how well California is conserving water during the drought. The board surveyed 400 urban water agencies throughout California and found that statewide, residential water use decreased 9.8 percent from November 2013 to November 2014. “We still need to do more, but we’ll take it,” Water Board Chief Felicia...

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"The 2015 Drought – So Far," from the California WaterBlog

It's a problem of NEW and TMI--not enough water and too much information.  That is, we're still in a drought, and there's a lot of information on it, but it's hard, for me anyway, to keep track of the various pieces and pages of news about our wat...

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Snow Survey Shows Improvement, Still Way Below Average

Dec 30, 2014
Snow Survey Shows Improvement, Still Way Below Average

SACRAMENTO- Despite recent storms bringing more snow to the Sierra, the Department of Water Resources says the snowpack’s water content is still way below average for this time of year. At a snow survey Tuesday near Echo Summit, officials found the snowpack’s water content to be about 33 percent of average. The snow itself was...

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