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  • California snow levels improve but remain below normal

    California snow levels improve but remain below normal
    Late winter storms have improved the Sierra Nevada snowpack, but it is still only about a third of the norm for the date, officials report.
  • California water managers ease delta pumping limits

    California water managers ease delta pumping limits
    Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take...

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
    HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...

    Appeals court backs landowners on access for delta tunnel tests

    Appeals court backs landowners on access for delta tunnel tests
    A California appeals court has sided with landowners fighting the state over test drilling for a proposed water tunnel system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In a 2-1 decision, an appeals panel ruled Thursday that the state needed to go through...

    How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables

    How California's drought affects the country's supply of fruits and vegetables
    Having to take shorter showers and conserve water isn't the only thing we'll need to worry about with the drought currently plaguing California. The lack of water will also have an effect on the availability and price of the fruits and vegetables we eat...