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.
California May Be Long Overdue For A Mega FloodGeographic data indicates California has a mega flood about every 100 to 200 years. So the Golden State is long overdue for a big storm.
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.
Water Level At Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises To New HighOfficials said storage levels rose above 133,000 acre-feet this week surpassing the previous high of 132,900 set in 2013.
Over 40% Of California Out Of Drought After Storms, Feds SayFederal monitors announced Thursday that 42 percent of California has emerged from a five-year drought after some of the heaviest rain and snow in decades.
California Snowpack At 53% Of Normal Ahead Of Winter StormsSurveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first measurement of the season.
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.