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  • Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought
    Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday.
  • California drought dries up plans for historic gold rush celebration

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's drought has claimed yet another historic casualty in this parched capital city - the annual heritage celebration known as Gold Rush Days. Staged for the past 15 years by tourism groups who turn the city's Old...

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
    On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer. Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...

    First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history

    The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
    Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards....