California Drought

California Drought's Hardest-Hit May Need Years Of SupportA new state analysis warns that some sectors hit hardest by California's drought may still need help long after the current dry spell ends.
Snowpack In Drought-Stricken California Hits Five-Year HighRecent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal -- more than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years.
Despite El Niño Storms, Central Valley Farmers Brace For Continued DroughtFarmers in the San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year.
Bay Area Braces For Week's Biggest StormA flash flood watch has been posted for the entire Bay Area through early Wednesday afternoon as the region braces for the biggest of this week’s storm systems.
Drought-Dry, Sinking California Land Costs State BillionsFour years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down the Central Valley, requiring repairs to infrastructure that experts say are costing billions of dollars.
Bay Area Taxpayers Footing Bills For Water Board Members' Expensive ConferencesEl Nino may help, but California’s still in its 4th year of drought. We’ve all been forced to cut back and pay more for water. But what about the agencies providing it? Are they cutting back too?
Bay Area Rain Storm Fizzles, But Reveals Promising Signs Of Winter Snow For SierraThe front that moved through the Bay Area Wednesday basically ‘wimped out.’
Monarch Butterflies Appear To Be Thriving Despite California DroughtLawns may be going brown across California during this drought, but some beautiful butterflies have caught a lucky break.
California Lawmakers Visit Australia For Drought LessonsCalifornia lawmakers are joining environmental, labor and business leaders on a trip to see how Australia managed its longest and most severe drought on record.
EBMUD Identifies 1,100 East Bay Households Fined For Using More Than 1,000 Gallons Per DayEast Bay Municipal Utility District officials fielded questions Friday about the district's revelation of a list of 1,108 households that have been penalized for using more than 1,000 gallons of water per day.
California Craft Brewers Plan For Drought, Pray For RainIf Nature doesn't bring significant rain and snowfall this season, some California craft breweries may be forced to leave the state.
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.

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