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Lady Gaga Releases PSA Urging Californians To Save Water During Drought

Back in March, Lady Gaga took some flack from water conservationists when she filmed in Hearst Castle’s famed swimming pool, which required it to be drained after. Gaga responded by pledging to participate in a PSA for California Department of Water Resources.

07/16/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies

A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports how it affects California’s drought.

04/01/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.

02/25/2014

California Aqueduct

State Water Officials Warn Of Shortages If 2014 Winter Is Dry

State water officials are warning that low water levels in reservoirs across the state should be a warning that conservation measures might be necessary to get through next year.

10/27/2013

California Aqueduct

State Water Officials Preparing For What Could Be 3rd Dry Year In A Row

State water officials are taking no chances when it comes to the possibility of another dry year. Local water districts are being advised to prepare for the possibility that 2014 could be the third dry year in a row.

09/06/2013

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