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State Of Drought

Capital Public Radio has continuous coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

Stories related to: drought

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California Lays Out Long-Term Plan For Water Conservation

November 30, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California state agencies have released a long-term plan for water conservation. The proposal makes permanent some emergency water conservation measures already in place to deal with the state’s drought.

Department of Water Resources


Concerns Raised Over California's Plan To Provide More Water For Fish

November 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators hear from residents and farmers concerned about a plan to provide more water for threatened fish in the San Joaquin River and its tributaries.

Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes


State Water Project To Deliver 20 Percent of Requested Water In California

November 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The State Water Project will deliver more water to California cities and farmland in 2017 than it did this year- at least initially.

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California Rainy Season Begins; Wildfires Increase Risk of Flash Flooding

October 24, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Five years of drought exacerbated wildfires across California. Fire and flood agencies say those burned areas now have an increased risk of flash flooding.


Strange Bedfellows Form Coalition To Increase Water Supply

October 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

An odd assortment of corporations, nonprofits, environmental and agricultural groups have joined forces to help increase California’s water supply.