CA drought

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Valley fire spread with 'mind-boggling' speed, experts say

Published: 
Tue, 09/15/2015 (All day)

When the Valley fire erupted Saturday afternoon in Lake County, it quickly became clear firefighters weren't going to be able to keep up.

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Sierra Nevada snowpack is much worse than thought: a 500-year low

Published: 
Tue, 09/15/2015 (All day)

When California Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a snowless Sierra Nevada meadow on April 1 and ordered unprecedented drought restrictions, it was the first time in 75 years that the area had lacked any sign of spring snow.

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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Published: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.

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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

Published: 
Mon, 08/31/2015 (All day)

Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

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L.A. continues dramatic water savings; 21% in July

Published: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 (All day)

Los Angeles residents cut their water use by 21% in July, surpassing the mandatory conservation standard set by state regulators to combat the drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.