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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:44 AM PST

Winter Storms Knock Out Worst of California Drought

Winter Storms Knock Out Worst of California Drought

The worst of California's drought has been wiped out by a series of powerful winter storms that included last weekend's relentless downpours. Last week, 2 percent of the state -- a region northwest of Los...

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 09:23 PM PST

Worst of Drought Diminishes to 2 Percent in California

Worst of Drought Diminishes to 2 Percent in California

What a difference one of California's wettest winters in years makes.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:40 PM PST

Drought Over? Some Say It Is, Others Say Not Quite Yet

Drought Over? Some Say It Is, Others Say Not Quite Yet

With all the rain, snow, overflowing reservoirs and swollen rivers, it's easy to believe federal officials who say much of California is out of the years-long drought. But some are skeptical.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 07:12 AM PST

Parade of Storms Pulls Northern California Out of Drought

Parade of Storms Pulls Northern California Out of Drought

A conveyor belt of strong Pacific storms brought enough rain and snow to California early this winter to knock out drought conditions in the northern part of the state, according to this week's U.S. Drought...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 02:11 PM PST

First Snow Survey of Season; Water Below Average

First Snow Survey of Season; Water Below Average

Surveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first manual measurement of the wet season, finding water content was about half of normal as California flirts with a possible...

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.

 

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