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Rainfall Totals In Downtown LA Mark Driest 2-Year Period On Record

Drought conditions in Southern California have left downtown Los Angeles the driest it’s ever been since rain records started over a century ago, according to reports.

07/15/2014

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El Nino Impact On California Drought Still Unclear

The Golden State may not be able to count on the weather phenomenon known as “El Nino” to alleviate conditions behind some of the driest years on record.

07/11/2014

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Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (July 5)

Expect some warm temperatures Saturday.

07/05/2014

Tracks lead across a fallow field under which a crude oil pipeline passes near an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. Critics of fracking in California cite concerns over water usage and possible chemical pollution of ground water sources as California farmers are forced to leave unprecedented expanses of fields fallow in one of the worst droughts in California history. Concerns also include the possibility of earthquakes triggered by the fracking process which injects water, sand and various chemicals under high pressure into the ground to break the rock to release oil and gas for extraction though a well. The 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault runs north and south on the western side of the Monterey Formation in the Central Valley and is thought to be the most dangerous fault in the nation. Proponents of the fracking boom saying that the expansion of petroleum extraction is good for the economy and security by developing more domestic energy sources and increasing gas and oil exports. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Rain Hitting California To Be Stored For Drought Relief

Authorities say they are capturing rain falling in the storm lashing California to be used later in what’s expected to be a very dry year.

04/01/2014

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Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (April 1)

The next round of rain will be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The center of the low pressure system will bring a chance of brief heavy downpours and a thunderstorm.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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Glendora Remains Under Flooding Alert Ahead Of Second Storm

The Colby Fire burn area Tuesday withstood the first of two rounds of expected rain.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

Firefighters work to gain ground on the so-called “Colby Fire” on Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Matt Hartman/Shorealone Films

Flooding Alert Issued For Colby Fire Burn Area Ahead Of Storm

A portion of Glendora has been placed under a yellow level alert for flooding dangers ahead of a storm scheduled to move into the Southland Monday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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Storms Fill Local Reservoirs With 6B Gallons Of Water

Last week’s winter storms have filled reservoirs in the San Gabriel Mountains with enough water to supply more than 150,000 people for a year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2014

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Task Force: California Storms Didn’t End Drought

Two recent storms that washed over bone-dry California delivered welcome rain and snow, but officials from the state’s Drought Task Force said Tuesday that much more is needed to alleviate the crisis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

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LACDPW Seeks Grants For Water Conservation Projects In Drought Stricken SoCal

KCAL9′s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2014

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Mudslide-Area Residents Show Emotional Gratitude For City’s Protective, Restoration Efforts

Residents in danger areas, grateful for efforts from police and firefighters to protect them throughout the weekend’s storm, gathered at City Hall to show their appreciation.

03/03/2014

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Cleanup Gets Underway After Storm Catch Basins Limit Runoff

County officials Monday worked to clean out storm catch basins throughout Southern California following a wave of late-season storms over the weekend.

03/03/2014

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Downtown LA Rainfall Totals Now 50 Percent Of Normal

The recent stormy weather has made a dent in the rainfall deficit in Los Angeles after months of drought.

03/03/2014

No damage has been reported to Glendora homes where the city put up one-and-a-half miles of K-rails a and 50,000 sandbags in an effort to divert water away from the homes. (credit: CBS)

Glendora, Azusa Residents Now Have To Clean Up All That Mud

Evacuation orders were lifted in Glendora and Azusa Sunday as a storm that battered the Southland tapered off.

03/02/2014

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Hollywood Hills Mudslide Knocks Down Tree, Power Lines

A mudslide knocked down a large tree and power lines in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday evening.

03/02/2014

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