Amid Wet Winter, Coalition Seeks End To California Drought Emergency A coalition of state and local leaders is pressing California to lift restrictions on urban water use in the wettest winter for years to drench the state.
California Snowpack At Drought-Busting 173 Percent Of NormalCalifornia's Sierra Nevada snowpack is at a drought-busting 173 percent of average - the most since 1995, state water officials announced Thursday.
NASA: Earth Sets Hottest Year RecordEarth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared.
Officials: Still Too Early To Declare Drought OverIt's too soon to declare an end to California's five-year drought despite the heaviest rain in three decades falling early in the wet season, officials said.
New Federal Law Brings Stormy Times To California Fish v. Farms Water FightThe new law dictates that the federal portion of California's water system gives farm districts and human users the biggest possible share.
$1,700 Per Day 'Gold Rush' As Tree Cutters Rush To Clear Dead Trees From SierraThe Forest Service estimates there are 24-million dead trees in the southern half of the Sierra
Lake Tahoe Back To Its Natural Rim After Storm Dumps Rain In The SierraThe storm that pummeled the Bay Area over the weekend dropped so much rain in the Sierra that Lake Tahoe is back to its natural rim and the Truckee River rose close to its banks, forecasters say.
Congress Approves $558 Million California Drought Relief; Millions For Flint, Mich.Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of the bill's key authors, urged senators to vote no because of a last-minute rider that she said puts interests of big farms over the fishing industry.
Tiny Pests Causing Billion Dollar Problems For America's ForestsTiny pests could spell big trouble for America’s forests.
California Drought Conservation Measures Could Be PermanentCalifornia water agencies have drawn up plans to keep drought conservation measures in place permanently.
California Drought Kills Off More Than 100 Million TreesThe California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans.
Feds: Drought Ends In Nearly One-Fourth Of CaliforniaA heavy dousing of autumn rain in Northern California has lifted a quarter of the state out of drought, the highest percentage in more than three years.

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