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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week

    First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week
    The winter's first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack will take place next week, state officials said Tuesday, eager for any signs of relief from one of California's worst droughts in a century of record-keeping.
  • Beavers could help California fight effects of drought

    LOS GATOS, Calif. Three punishing years of drought have parched California streams, rivers and wetlands. One animal has the potential to restore these dry landscapes. With their industrial-strength buck teeth and flat tails, beavers and their dams offer...

    With flush aquifer, Coachella Valley golf courses slow to conserve

    With flush aquifer, Coachella Valley golf courses slow to conserve
    At brunch on a recent Thursday, Sunny Butler nibbled at an omelet and considered playing a round later that afternoon. Part of the joy of living on the 18th hole of the Citrus Club in the Coachella Valley, Butler said, is the verdant green landscape...

    California's winter storms spark hope for recovery from three-year drought

    The wet weather that has soaked California for the past few weeks may be a sign that the state is beginning to pull out of its devastating three-year drought, climate experts said on Friday. With precipitation already higher than normal for this time...

    Government is being a drip on the drought

    Government is being a drip on the drought
    There are two things very annoying about the deluges that have been drenching California. And neither involves nature. Both involve government. One is that the downpours are routinely dismissed by bureaucrats and water professionals as not very...