CA drought

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After years of California drought, playing in the snow is a delight

Published: 
Wed, 12/30/2015 (All day)

Savannah Mayorga, 5, was born in a dry year.

"We didn't know then how dry it was, that it was the beginning of the drought," said her father, Robert Mayorga.

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California's drought plus El Niño increase the threat of a muddy disaster

Published: 
Tue, 12/29/2015 (All day)

An intense October rainstorm that pounded the Grapevine's barren hillsides offered a sober preview of what El Niño might unleash in the rest of drought-stricken Southern California.

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State's biggest desal plant to open: What it means

Published: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 (All day)

Poseidon Water’s desalination plant in Carlsbad is poised to begin regular operations within days — decades after water officials first considered harvesting drinking water from the sea and 14 years after they formally took the first steps toward its construction.

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GOP members blame Sen. Feinstein for blocking drought language

Published: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

Debate over a plan to address California’s drought continued Friday as the Republicans in the state's delegation held a news conference blaming Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for not supporting their bid to insert the plan into a must-pass spending bill.

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California's snowpack is deeper than last year, but more is needed, officials say

Published: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

First, the good news: Thanks to a series of frosty winter storms, California’s snowpack is now double what it was last year at this time, according to officials.