CA drought

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California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade

Published: 
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:46pm

It’s official: California is 100% drought-free.

For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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MWD vote moves Colorado River drought plan forward

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 8:17pm

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday sealed California’s participation in a landmark Colorado River drought management plan, agreeing to shoulder more of the state’s future delivery cuts to prevent Lake Mead from falling to dangerously low levels.

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California should stop thinking about more dams. The state is brimming with them

Published: 
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:48pm

Think California should build a lot more dams to catch these deluges? Forget it.

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Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’

Published: 
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:30pm

After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Northern California communities hit by the Camp fire, the deadliest in state history, he acknowledged that wildfires are getting worse in the Golden State ― but managed to not say the words “climate change” once.

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Climate change will make California's drought-flood cycle more volatile, study finds

Published: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:17pm

The recent past offers a glimpse of California's future.