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Groundwater Pumping In Drought-Parched Central Valley Has Land Sinking FastVast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.
Lady Gaga Releases PSA Urging Californians To Save Water During DroughtBack 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.
State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought ReliefThe $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.
NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze DroughtNASA 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.
California Water Officials Cutting Off Deliveries To Agencies Serving 25 Million ResidentsAmid California’s drought, state officials have announced they won’t be able to provide water to agencies serving 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland.
1 In 5 Californians Live In Flood Zone, Report FindsAs California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum -- the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic flooding.
California Snowpack 50% Of Normal, Water Officials DespairThere's more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.
California Snow Survey Shows Driest Months On RecordIt’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.
Storms Boost Sierra Snowpack; Conditions Still DryState water managers say a recent spate of storms has brought California’s water supply up to more than half of normal levels, but that is still not enough rain to change dry conditions in Southern California.
Latest Sierra Snowpack Measure Fall Well Short Of NormalThere’s more bad news for Californians dependent upon Sierra snowmelt for water—the state snow survey on Tuesday measured just 30 percent of normal.
Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.
Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent StormsState water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
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