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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Wildfire raging in Napa County grows to 2,500 acres; 30% contained

    A raging wildfire in Northern California grew to 2,500 acres as flames raced through drought-stricken vegetation, fire officials said Tuesday evening. The Butts fire broke out shortly after noon and quickly sped across dry, rugged terrain near Butts...
  • Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

    Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
    Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
  • 1976 California drought

     
    Dan Lemons, manager of Ranchita Oaks Ranch and Vineyards northeast of Paso Robles runs dirt through his fingers from a field too parched by the California drought to grow crops....
  • As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire

    As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire
    Local and state officials Friday painted a dire portrait of what's to come as the state moves into what they say will be one of the worst fire seasons ever.  With California in the grip of a prolonged drought that has only worsened in recent months, the...
  • As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly

    As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly
    Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly. The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...
  • California's drought getting even worse, experts say

    California's drought getting even worse, experts say
    California's drought conditions have worsened over the past week with the percentage of the state suffering from the highest category increasing, the National Weather Service said Thursday.  "Exceptional" drought conditions have spread in Central...
  • Drought is a drain on California lake, reservoir tourism

    Drought is a drain on California lake, reservoir tourism
    Jared Rhodes spent the last four summers leading white-water rafting trips in the Sierra mountains. During the off-season, the 34-year-old picked up jobs at bike shops and restaurants to tide him over until the winter snow melted. "I have a real...
  • Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness

    Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness
    Most Californians surveyed say the statewide drought has had little or no impact on their daily lives, and a majority oppose the suspension of environmental protections or large-scale public spending to boost water supplies, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles...
  • Avalon bracing for even more severe water restrictions

    Avalon bracing for even more severe water restrictions
    This harbor community is bracing for water rationing this summer and even more severe restrictions this fall in the face of continuing drought, dwindling groundwater and a rising demand from tourists who are flocking here in numbers not seen since 2000....
  • Bet on a dry future, Las Vegas

    Bet on a dry future, Las Vegas
    Re "Vegas' water drying up," April 21 "Future droughts and a warming climate … could spell trouble for the city's 2 million residents" — that strikes me as a monumental understatement about what lies ahead for Las Vegas. Climate forecasts...
  • Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years

    Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years
    A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years. The latest drought monitor released by the National...