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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • 818 Roundup: Colby fire update, drought, NSA surveillance

    818 Roundup: Colby fire update, drought, NSA surveillance
    Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 82 and low of 52, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: - The...
  • Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average

    The signs aren’t good when the chief of California’s snow survey has to walk over bare ground to take a snowpack measurement in the Sierra Nevada, as Frank Gehrke did Friday near Echo Summit. Manual and electronic readings up and down the...
  • Area utility stresses water-saving efforts

    Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency declaration Friday, though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation. Reducing...
  • Letters: Drought-busting starts locally

    Re "Drought offers opportunity," Column, Jan. 20 George Skelton makes many good points in his column on the drought, but in his zeal for building more reservoir storage, he overlooks significant advances in local water supply and management in his...
  • Brown expected to stress his gains in State of the State speech

    Brown expected to stress his gains in State of the State speech
    SACRAMENTO — With the state's finances in the black and a probable reelection bid to come, Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address Wednesday is expected to hew to a familiar theme: Stay the course. As with the budget blueprint that Brown...
  • State of the State live: Jerry Brown talks California drought, budget surplus

    State of the State live: Jerry Brown talks California drought, budget surplus
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature today. The event got underway at 9 a.m. Brown addressed the budget surplus and the importance of preserving it. The drought was also a major...
  • Jerry Brown says drought declaration imminent

    FRESNO -- Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday his administration would soon declare that California is officially in the midst of a drought. “It’s coming,” Brown said of a formal proclamation when asked during a press conference at Fresno...
  • Last year's U.S. weather showed extremes in precipitation

    WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall

    California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall
    Officials of the small Mendocino County town of Willits looked at their two municipal reservoirs last week, did some calculating and realized they had enough water to last only 100 days. It was time to adopt the toughest rationing measures they could....
  • State appears headed for a mostly dry year

    State appears headed for a mostly dry year
    The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as...
  • California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires

    California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...