Gov. Newsom Declares Drought Emergency In Sonoma, Mendocino CountiesGov. Gavin Newsom has declared an emergency executive order in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditions affecting much of the state.
Spring Arrives With Meteorologists' Grim Forecast for California Water SupplySaturday marks the first day of astronomical spring and the outlook is grim for California and the West, where drought conditions will persist, according to NOAA.
Megadrought 'Unprecedented in Human History' Likely the New Normal Across the WestUsing tree ring evidence going back 1,200 years, scientists researching previous megadroughts, some lasting up to 40 years, say recent dry spells in the West appear to be following a similar longterm pattern.
Final Sierra Snowpack Survey of Season Comes Up Dry, Raising Drought ConcernsThe final snow survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada recorded just 1.5 inches snow depth at Phillips Station -- just 3 percent of the May average.
Global Warming Drives 'Mega Drought' Across Western States, Study FindsAlmost half of the two-decade-long drought which has parched much of the western United States can be blamed on man-made global warming, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science.
Drought Monitor: Much Of California 'Abnormally Dry'The U.S. Drought Monitor is now categorizing two-thirds of California as abnormally dry.
Mosquito Concerns Grow After Wet Bay Area WinterThe rain this year may have gotten us out of our drought but biologists are concerned about mosquitoes breeding in standing water in grassy swamps.
After Wet Winter, California Drought-Free For 1st Time Since 2011The U.S. Drought Monitor says Thursday that more than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness.
Half of California's Vegetation at 'High Risk' from Warming Climate, UC Scientist SaysA new study led by a UC Davis scientist finds that, at current rates of carbon emissions, more than half of California's natural vegetation is at risk by the end of the century.
Record Dry Raises Fears Of Drought's Return To CaliforniaWater managers say it's too early for fears that California is sliding back into drought as abruptly as the state fell out of it.
Loss Of Water In Drought Caused Sierra Nevada To Grow An InchA new NASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height.
Warm California Temperatures Expected To Accelerate SnowmeltMelting of this year's massive Sierra Nevada snowpack will cause California rivers to surge and possibly overflow their banks this summer.
Gov. Brown Declares End To California Drought EmergencyGov. Jerry Brown has lifted California's drought emergency following one of the wettest winters in years.
SkyDrone 5 Shows Remarkable Comeback For San Luis ReservoirSan Luis Reservoir, one of the state's largest, was also one of its driest. What a difference one winter can make.
California Retains Drought Measures Amid Wet WinterCalifornia has retained largely symbolic measures guiding water conservation during drought.