Calif. Imposes Major Water Cutbacks For Farmers As Drought Crisis DeepensWithout the order, officials warned much of the state's drinking water supply would be at risk if the drought continues into next year.
Newsom Asks Californians To Conserve Water As Drought Emergency Expands To 9 More CountiesCalifornians are being urged to reduce water usage by 15%, which would save 850,000 acre-feet of water, an amount that would supply more than 1.7 million households for a year.
Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect For Much Of California's National Forest AreasFire restrictions are officially in place at most of California’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County, which saw record attendance in May with more than 266,000 visitors.
Satellite Images Of Angeles National Forest Show Effects Of Drought In Just 1 YearThe European Space Agency released images taken on June 22, 2020 and June 12, 2021 of the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Reservoir.
Calif. Reservoirs 50% Lower Than Normal As Drought Fears WorsenCalifornia’s more than 1,500 reservoirs are 50% lower than they should be this time of year.
Most Of LA, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties Are Now In 'Severe Drought': ReportA new report by U.S. Drought Monitor says that most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as half of Riverside County, are now in 'severe drought.'
'Historic' Drought Forces Water Restrictions In NorCal, But Restrictions Could Soon Extend StatewideWith California entering what is believed to be a historic drought, mandatory water restrictions were ordered last week for nearly 200,000 residents in Northern California’s Marin County.
LA County Now In Severe Drought CategoryBoth Los Angeles and Ventura counties have been upgraded to the severe drought category of the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Thanks To Stormy Weather, Southern California Pulls Out Of DroughtAll this has come after one of the driest January and February combinations on record.
Late-Season Storms Slowly Pulling Southern California Out Of Drought ConditionsSo far in April, downtown Los Angeles has seen more than 2 inches of rain, more than an inch above what the area usually sees all month.
SoCal Records One Of Its Driest Februaries EverDowntown L.A. saw a total rainfall in January and February of 0.36 inches, the fourth driest ever.