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Stories related to: California drought

Mike Jenson / Merced Irrigation District

What Did California Learn From The Drought?

June 12, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A report from the Public Policy Institute of California examines how the state and urban areas managed the drought, and what policies might work best going forward.

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Environment

As Rains Continue, State Extends Drought Regulations through Summer

February 9, 2017

Think the drought is over? State water regulators beg to differ. Wednesday they extended the current emergency rules for water conservation.

Joseph Hoyt / UC Santa Cruz

Environment

Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A UC Santa Cruz study finds transmission of West Nile virus is higher in drought years.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Should Gov. Brown Declare California's Drought Over?

February 3, 2017 | Ben Adler

A group of Republican state lawmakers are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to formally declare an end to California’s drought – and the water conservation regulations that came with it.

U.S. Drought Monitor

California Groundwater Levels Remain Critically Low

January 26, 2017 | Randol White

Despite an abnormally wet rainy season for California, groundwater levels have not responded as expected.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Have The California Storms Ended The Drought?

January 12, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Is it time to declare California out of the drought? Some water experts say yes. Sort of.

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