Study Blames High Temperatures For Low 2015 SnowpackThe western United States set records for low winter snowpack levels in 2015, and a new report blames high temperatures rather than low precipitation levels.
Water Agencies To See If $350M Lawn Removal Experiment Was Worth ItCalifornia water agencies that spent more than $350 million in the last two years of drought to pay property owners to rip out water-slurping lawns are now trying to answer whether the nation's biggest lawn removal experiment was all worth the cost.
Major Stretch Of San Joaquin River To Flow Year-Round In Effort To Restore SalmonThe milestone is expected by the end of the month, when a 150-mile stretch of the river begins flowing year-round for the first time in more than 60 years.
Feds Forecast Short-Lived La Niña For November, Drier Weather LikelyFederal forecasters see a weak and short-lived La Niña coming, probably next month.
Southwest Faces Very High Likelihood Of Decades-Long MegadroughtAlready dealing with parched conditions, the U.S. Southwest faces the threat of megadroughts this century as temperatures rise.
California Water Board: Cutbacks May Return As Conservation LagsState regulators say they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving dropped off significantly.
Central Valley Farmers Drill More, Deeper Wells As Drought Limits LoomSan Joaquin Valley farmers drilled 2,500 wells last year, 5 times the annual average for the previous 30 years.
Kern County Wildfire Burns 150 Homes; 1,100 Firefighters Battle Deadly BlazeCrews are busy counting the homes incinerated by a fire raging through rural communities around Lake Isabella in Kern County.
California Will Incinerate Dead Trees With Air-Curtain Burners To Prevent Forest FiresOfficials in California say they're preparing to use large air-blasting incinerators to burn up trees killed by drought and a beetle epidemic ravaging Sierra Nevada forests
'There Is No Drought' - Trump Talks Water Crisis, Delta Smelt At Fresno RallyPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring that: "There is no drought."
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.