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.
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.

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