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.
Two-Thirds Of California Now 'Abnormally Dry'The latest map released by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more than two-thirds of the state is now “abnormally dry.” A large swath of Central and Northern California are now considered to be in moderate drought conditions.
Winter Storms Wash Away California Drought, Burnish SnowpackThe U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday that more than 87 percent of California was now free of any level of drought or unusual dryness. Just 2.3 percent — along the Oregon border — was in moderate drought, and the remainder was in a condition called abnormally dry.
18 Million Trees Died In California Since End Of DroughtFederal and state officials say that while tree mortality in the state has actually slowed since the drought was declared over in 2017-2018, the number of trees that have died across 9.7 million acres of federal, state, local and private land since 2010 has reached 147 million.
California’s Water Supply Below Normal, Snowpack Survey ShowsDespite steady rainfall from the recent winter storms, the Sierra snowpack is just 67 percent of its average.
Study Suggests Heat, Drought Triggered 2014 Napa Valley EarthquakeWhen the magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in the summer of 2014, it killed one person, injured several hundred and caused more than $500 million in losses.
Dry California's Plunge Back Into Drought Slowed By New SnowfallThe storm piled snow by the foot in the mountains, forcing Department of Water Resources officials to postpone the measurement to today.
Cape Town, On Verge Of Running Out Of Water, Braces For 'Chaos'Scuffles have broken out at natural springs tapped for public use.
New Fears Of Another Drought Hang Over Season's First Snow MeasurementCalifornia's water managers are measuring as little as 3 percent of normal snowpack in areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains as they conduct the first manual surveys of the state's crucial winter snowfall.