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Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said Sanchez, 56, as little Jenny crunched a fistful of parched dirt and pine needles she grabbed from the ground. "Now everything's dry." ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said that the city of Montague lies in Shasta County. It is actually a part of Siskiyou County. ------------ Parkwood's last well dried up in July. County officials, after much hand-wringing, made a deal with the...

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