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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Playing politics with California's drought

     Playing politics with California's drought
    As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...
  • California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries

    California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries
    Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
  • USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers

    USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
  • Jerry Brown wants Republicans to back off drought proposal

    Jerry Brown wants Republicans to back off drought proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has a message for Republicans in Washington, D.C. -- thanks but no thanks. The governor, in a letter sent Monday, said a proposal from House Republicans to alleviate the situation...
  • Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers

    Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers
    CLOVIS, CALIF. — Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures. Land that should have been lush with native grasses this time of year has been reduced to powdery...
  • California drought: House Republicans take aim at water rules

    California drought: House Republicans take aim at water rules
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday billed as a response to the California drought, but the measure is unlikely to go further in the face of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s...
  • California snowpack hits record low

    California snowpack hits record low
    Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping. At 12% of average for this time of year,...
  • L.A. weather: On-and-off light rain expected for weekend

    L.A. weather: On-and-off light rain expected for weekend
    The light showers that teased parched Southern California overnight should taper off Friday morning, but more rain could still be in store this weekend, forecasters said. There may still be some light rain Friday morning  -- and then again Sunday into...
  • President Obama calls Jerry Brown to discuss state's drought

    President Obama calls Jerry Brown to discuss state's drought
    SACRAMENTO -- President Obama called Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday to check in on the state’s water crisis and told him the federal government will do what it can to help. Brown declared a drought in the state last week, and the president “...
  • California's drought, times three

     California's drought, times three
    Southern Californians are facing not one drought but three, interconnected yet distinct, each bringing its own hazards and each requiring its own emergency and long-term responses. The first drought is regional, caused by the lack of rain in our own...
  • Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge

    Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge
    WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought. Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...