drought

With the Los Angeles skyline in the background, the Los Angeles River flows Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles saved 87 million gallons of water during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles saved 87 million gallons of water during last month’s storms by turning off the hose. The Los Angeles Daily News says officials announced Tuesday that conservation measures helped reduce […]

04/09/2014

treesinlosangeles

More trees in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A panel of researchers and environmentalists today pointed to the need for more trees in Los Angeles to provide relief to residents from increasing temperatures and lower rainfall in Southern California. […]

03/26/2014

(AP Photo)

California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir, located in Mendocino County is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

CA governor signs off on $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities. With his signing Saturday, more than $687 million will fund communities running low on drinking water and farming […]

03/01/2014

(AP Photo)

GOP challengers see opportunity in water crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s drought is providing an opportunity to the two Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected re-election campaign this fall, highlighting what they say are government failures to prepare the […]

02/15/2014

Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation won't help much to ease the drought that has plagued the region. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

Rain, snow do little for drought-hit California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A weather system that brought a smattering of rain and snow to California has moved on with little impact on the state’s deepening drought. Though nearly 2 feet of snow fell […]

01/31/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown holds up a chart showing the statewide average precipitation by water year while declaring a drought state of emergency while speaking in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Brown proclaims drought emergency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed California in a drought Friday, saying the state is in the midst of perhaps the worst dry spell it has seen in a century, and the […]

01/17/2014

(AP Photo)

Sacramento votes to enact severe water rationing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With no end in sight to California’s drought, the Sacramento City Council has voted to enact severe water rationing on residents and businesses, while also boosting enforcement efforts against people who […]

01/15/2014

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - Downtown Los Angeles is seen in the distance through dry brush at Griffith Park. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Water agency urges halt to outdoor watering

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A large Northern California water agency is asking customers to stop all outdoor watering amid continuing drought conditions. The Sacramento Bee reported Thursday that the San Juan Water District board of directors […]

01/10/2014

(AP Photo)

Bishops seek prayers to relieve dry California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Catholic bishops are asking for divine intervention as California endures what appears to be its third straight dry winter. The California Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday called on people of […]

01/07/2014

(AP Photo)

Calif city blames drought, heat for fish die-off

ATASCADERO, Calif. (AP) – Officials believe hot weather and the lack of rain led to the death of hundreds of fish at a Central Coast lake.    Atascadero city officials say crews pulled out a […]

09/08/2013

Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won’t be enough to ease the nation’s drought. Experts say it would take historic snowfalls — an absurd amount, really — to undo the damage already inflicted.

01/02/2013

more