California drought

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Los Angeles Looks for Extra Water Down Its Alleys

Published: 
Mon, 07/18/2016 (All day)

Of the roughly 300,000 acres in the city of Los Angeles, more than 2,000 are alleyways that cut through city blocks. And because they’re mostly paved, they do little to capture one of the city’s most prized resources: water.

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Downtown L.A.'s five-year rain total is lowest ever recorded

Published: 
Fri, 07/15/2016 (All day)

Los Angeles has chalked up yet another dreary milestone in its growing almanac of drought.

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It will take years of wet weather before California recovers from drought, study finds

Published: 
Thu, 06/23/2016 (All day)

When forecasters last year warned of a massive El Niño, some Californians held out hope that a single extremely wet year could bust the state’s severe drought.  

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Californians fall a bit short of Brown's call for 25% cut in water use after 9 months of conservation

Published: 
Fri, 04/08/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

After nine months of fervent conservation, drought-fatigued Californians narrowly missed meeting the water-savings target set by Gov. Jerry Brown a year ago.

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Sierra snowpack shows improvement, but not enough to declare California's drought over

Published: 
Fri, 04/01/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

 In a symbolic moment in California's slow but steady drought recovery, a state surveyor on Wednesday found several feet of snow in the same Sierra Nevada meadow that was bare and brown just a year ago.