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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

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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

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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

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that […]

11/21/2012

Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 130 scientists from Iowa colleges and universities say this year’s drought is consistent with a warmer climate predicted as part of global climate change and more droughts can […]

11/19/2012

Isaac's remnants relieves some drought states

  ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some key farm states punished by the nation’s worst drought in decades caught a break with several inches of rainfall from Hurricane Isaac‘s remnants as other parts of the Midwest […]

09/06/2012

Rain from Isaac may not help corn growers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some farmers in the Midwest who’ve endured the nation’s worst drought in two generations are worried that the approaching remnants of Hurricane Isaac may be too much of a good thing. […]

08/30/2012

Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that has been gripping the […]

08/28/2012

Report: Drought worsens in key farm states

(AP) – The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released […]

08/09/2012

Obama announces $30M more in drought assistance

(AP) – President Barack Obama is directing the Agriculture Department to authorize an additional $30 million to help crop and livestock producers in drought-stricken areas of the U.S. The spending does not require congressional approval, […]

08/07/2012

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