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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

    With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the cracked soil and parched tinderbox at their feet toward a plume of smoke rising from the woods somewhere off...
  • California drought continues to take heavy toll on reservoirs

    California drought continues to take heavy toll on reservoirs
    The severe drought gripping nearly all of California eased ever so slightly this past week, but the state's reservoirs remain "seriously low," according to the latest figures released Thursday. The amount of the state that now falls under the "severe"...
  • Crippling California drought levels off, latest map shows

    Crippling California drought levels off, latest map shows
    After months of worsening drought across California, conditions appear to have leveled off, at least for now. According to the latest assessment released Thursday, more than 80% of California continues to suffer extreme drought conditions -- a figure...
  • Letter: City needs to start saving water

    Re: “Council considers task force on drought issues.” Aug. 7. When is the city of La Caņada Flintridge going to start doing its part to seriously conserve water during this unprecedented drought? The article of Aug. 7 states that it has been...
  • Alarming images emerge from California drought

    Alarming images emerge from California drought
    From algae sludge in shrinking pools of water to marooned boats on dry, cracked lake beds, California’s crippling drought has produced stunning images that put the need for rainfall into stark focus. Once-majestic lakes are now pools of their...
  • Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans

    Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans
    Sarah Butler crammed garbage bags packed with laundry into her old Volkswagen van on her weekly run "over the hill" to Mill Valley. Some of the 630 or so permanent residents of this Marin County town have recently begun to make this trek, thanks to...
  • La Caņada City Council considers task force on drought issues

    Just days after a statewide mandate to conserve water in extraordinary drought conditions took effect, members of the La Caņada Flintridge City Council decided to reconvene a blue ribbon task force to coordinate local conservation efforts. Richard...
  • California's severe drought unchanged despite record thunderstorms

    California's severe drought unchanged despite record thunderstorms
    A series of thunderstorms that have hit California in recent weeks may have delivered devastating torrents of rain in some areas, but on the whole they were "inconsequential" in terms of easing the state's worsening drought, according to a report issued...
  • Improvised devices help water drought-stricken L.A. trees

    Improvised devices help water drought-stricken L.A. trees
    Los Angeles officials and environmentalists have begun deploying emergency low-tech watering devices to try to save trees in desperate need of water during the drought. The improvised contraptions, called drought response irrigation pods or "irricades,"...
  • L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice

    L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice
    The sweltering heat wave gripping Southern California is about to crash. Temperatures are expected to drop roughly 10 degrees on Thursday, giving residents across the region their first substantial break from triple-digit heat in days. That means...
  • Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues

    Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues
    In case the scorching temperatures and rising humidity were causing you to wonder: No, September is not the hottest month in Southern California. That dubious distinction goes to August. But the triple-digit warmth that continued to descend Saturday...