A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted.
Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
As California’s drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with water meters.
A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.
While the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.
Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.
After four days of rainfall, the San Francisco Bay Area has seen SOME relief to some areas, while other regions remain in “EXTREME to EXCEPTIONAL Drought. Over a foot of rain accumulated in Venado (12 miles west of Healdsburg) and as a result, the coastal mountains are now considered in a “Severe Drought”, not as dismal as the remaining Bay Area. In fact, many interior valleys received less than 1 inch of precipitation in the rain gauge and the Salinas Valley tallied less than 1/2 inch from the Friday through Monday rain event. Not nearly enough to note markedly improved conditions there.
More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.
The Bay Area received some impressive rain over the last few days. One of the wettest spots is a place many people probably haven’t heard of.
Northern California was lashed by a second wet and windy storm with the potential to take down trees and power lines on Sunday, days after a similar system moved through the region.