California Returns Water Conservation Goals To Local ControlStarting next month, hundreds of local water districts will set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased the five-year drought in some parts of the state.
Millions Of Dead Trees Could Fuel California Wildfires This SeasonU.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that a five-year drought has left 40 million dead and fire-prone trees in California.
California Looks At Easing Drought Cuts After El Niño WinterCalifornia will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state's five-year drought, water officials said Monday.
California Drought Ends For 10 Percent Of StateA new drought report says all but 10 percent of California is locked in drought - but that's actually good news.
Drought-Stricken California Boosts Conservation In MarchResidents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in March compared with the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell and changing habits, officials said Tuesday.
No More Fines For East Bay Water Wasters As Drought EasesAn ordinance that imposes fines on suspected East Bay water wasters as a reaction to the state’s drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Ducks Dismayed After Decorative Pond Drained In PleasantonDucks may be dismayed by the loss of a decorative pond in Pleasanton, but the California drought requires fresh water be conserved.
El Niño Weakens, Here Comes La Niña, Meteorologists SayIn the midst of an epic El Niño, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Niña, is around the corner.
No Más El Niño? Snowpack Measurement Confirms Drought Not OverState water surveyors found a barely average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday, setting the stage for tough decisions to come on water conservation requirements for California residents.
San Jose Cleans Up Decades-Old Trash, E-Waste From Dry CreeksThere's at least one silver lining to California's four-year drought. In San Jose, volunteers have been able to clean out decades old garbage stuck at the bottom of dry creek beds.
Study: Farms, Hydropower At Risk In West's Changing ClimateClimate change could upset the complex interplay of rain, snow and temperature in the West, hurting food production, the environment and electrical generation at dams, the federal government warned Tuesday.
Storms Push Shasta Lake To Over 100 Percent Of Historic AverageThe weekend storm helped California reach a key milestone in drought recovery efforts, with the state’s largest reservoir now more than 100 percent of its historic average.

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