California Drought

More Drought-Challenged California Winemakers Grow Grapes With Less WaterA growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
8 People Who Can't Believe It's Actually Raining In San Francisco Right NowWhen dark storm clouds swept across the Bay Area Wednesday and unleashed a now somewhat foreign material known as "rain," people were quick to react on Twitter and Instagram.
Drought: Rationing Is Rough In Central California Town Without WaterThe wells have run dry in the Central California town of Okieville. Water rationing has become a way of life in this town.
Chinook Salmon Health Improves After Dam Water Release To Drought-Stricken Klamath RiverThe Trinity River dam water releases have helped prevent disease and parasite outbreaks on Chinook salmon harboring on the drought-stricken lower Klamath River.
California's Drought Stressing Giant Sequoia Trees, Scientists SayScientists say California’s historic drought is stressing the state’s treasured Giant Sequoia trees, some of the largest and oldest living things on earth.
Scientists Warn El Niño Rain May Not Fall Where California Needs It MostA wild and wet winter is in the forecast for California thanks to El Niño, but a NASA scientist warns “don’t count your raindrops yet.”
47 California Legislators Ask Gov. Brown To Call Special Session To Deal With DroughtA bipartisan group of 47 state Assembly members delivered a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday asking him to declare a special session to tackle problems related to California's ongoing drought.
Flood Insurance Coverage Drops 72 Percent In San Mateo As Drought Drags On, But FEMA Says ReconsiderMost Californians have been more focused on saving water than worrying about floods, prompting thousands of Bay Area homeowners to cancel their flood insurance policies, but FEMA says they might want to reconsider.
Men Arrested After 800 Pot Plants Found, Threatened To Empty Streams In Mendocino CountyFour out-of-state residents are suspected of cultivating and possessing pot for sale in a rural area of Mendocino County after investigators found 800 marijuana plants and a hash oil lab.
Recycled Water Fill Station Opens In Sonoma As County Looks To Deal With DroughtAs California’s drought continues to shrink water supplies, a Sonoma County utility is looking to recycled water as a new source.
California Cities Slash Water Use Above Gov. Brown's Mandated CutbacksCalifornia cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.
Drought May Be Responsible For Rise In Sacramento, American River DeathsMore people are drowning in two of Sacramento's rivers, and the drought may be partially responsible.