California drought

Two boys who had the day off from school due to a storm trudge through the water on Mission Street at Russia Avenue, Jan. 19 2016.

Storms make significant dent in California drought, new federal records show

LOS ANGELES — A week of powerful storms in Northern California has…

 

Division Chief Jim McDougald of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection stands in an incinerator the state bought to burn up dead trees in Fresno County. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

California to fire up burners to battle dead tree epidemic

CRESSMAN — California's drought and a bark beetle epidemic have caused the…

 

FILE - In this June 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, sitting top far left, speaks with board members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California during their monthly meeting in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

California water suppliers back plan to manage conservation

FRESNO -- Officials with water districts throughout drought-stricken California said Wednesday they…

 

Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March

FRESNO — Residents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in…

A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

WASHINGTON — Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall…

A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season, at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Dry spell ate away at snowpack of drought-ridden California

ECHO SUMMIT — An unwelcome three-week winter dry spell left the California…

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season, at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey talks during batting practice  during the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Mr. Clean: Buster Posey explains excessive water use

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Buster Posey would like to clear up one thing…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey talks during batting practice  during the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)
This Feb. 5, 2016, photograph shows citrus groves east of Fresno, California. A newly released state report shows California farmers reaping record sales of $53.5 billion in 2014, the same year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what became mandatory conservation for cities and towns. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

California farmers reap record sales in record drought

FRESNO — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales…

This Feb. 5, 2016, photograph shows citrus groves east of Fresno, California. A newly released state report shows California farmers reaping record sales of $53.5 billion in 2014, the same year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what became mandatory conservation for cities and towns. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, prepares to do the first sample of the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Water officials weigh extending California drought emergency

FRESNO — More rain and snow are falling on California this winter,…

Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, prepares to do the first sample of the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Record-tying El Nino’s storms hitting parched California

Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against…

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Gov. Brown extends California water-saving measures in drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is extending his executive order requiring Californians to…

Bottles of beer are cleaned using recycled non-potable water during the bottling process at Stone Brewing Co. on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

California craft beer brewers balance drafts and drought

FALLBROOK — Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California…

Bottles of beer are cleaned using recycled non-potable water during the bottling process at Stone Brewing Co. on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A state water official said Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the grinding drought.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

California meets water savings target for third month

FRESNO — Californians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking…

A state water official said Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the grinding drought.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Residents and visitors alike walk the streets of San Francisco with umbrellas and plastic ponchos as raindrops fell from the skies Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The precipitation is a welcomed sight with California facing one of the most severe droughts on record. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Raindrops fall from the skies in San Francisco

Residents and visitors alike walk the streets of San Francisco with umbrellas…

Residents and visitors alike walk the streets of San Francisco with umbrellas and plastic ponchos as raindrops fell from the skies Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The precipitation is a welcomed sight with California facing one of the most severe droughts on record. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
If the El Niño forecast for this winter brings as much rain as expected, completion of Recreation and Park Department projects, like the one Dolores Park, above, could be delayed. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

El Niño winter could delay renovation of Dolores Park, other projects

The whopping El Niño forecast this winter may bring some much-needed rain…

If the El Niño forecast for this winter brings as much rain as expected, completion of Recreation and Park Department projects, like the one Dolores Park, above, could be delayed. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

ROSEVILLE — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.…

Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2014 AP File PhotoAdditional water-saving measures in San Francisco will not be nearly as drastic as they will be in other parts of the state.

New water restrictions in SF not as drastic as other parts of state

San Francisco water customers — who were already some of the stingiest…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2014 AP File PhotoAdditional water-saving measures in San Francisco will not be nearly as drastic as they will be in other parts of the state.
AP Photo/Jae C. HongRain drops fall on a car parked outside a building

Best hope for California drought: El Nino pattern next year

This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief…

AP Photo/Jae C. HongRain drops fall on a car parked outside a building
Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoState agencies in drought-stricken California reported that they met their own water conservation goal for 2014 despite early struggles.

California government says it's meeting water-saving goal

State agencies in drought-stricken California reported that they met their own water…

Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoState agencies in drought-stricken California reported that they met their own water conservation goal for 2014 despite early struggles.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

California cities that are being told to slash water use are pushing…

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli