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Long-Term Drought Persists In California

May 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Some minor improvement in California drought conditions last week, but long-term drought remains entrenched as the summer dry season is slightly more than a month away.

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Outdoor Burn Permits Required In California

May 2, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Outdoor burn permits are now required for most counties in Northern California.

Ben Arnst / Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows


Spring Storms Help Snowpack As California Drought Persists

April 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Spring storms help Sierra Nevada snowpack, but there is no reduction in drought conditions in California and Nevada.

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Expect More 'Spare The Air' Alerts In Sacramento

April 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

More "Spare The Air" alerts may be issued this year in the Sacramento region because the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the federal ozone health standard.

Lisa Herron / U.S. Forest Service


Prescribed Burns Planned In Lake Tahoe Basin

April 25, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Weather permitting, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations starting Monday in areas around Lake Tahoe.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio


Groundwater Supply Improved At Amador County Vineyards

April 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Water supply was a worry in 2015 at two vineyards in Amador County that rely on groundwater. But after a near-normal winter in northern California, the grape growers are breathing a sigh of relief – at least for this season.

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Extreme And Exceptional Drought Decline In California

April 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Extreme and exceptional drought eased in California last week and for the first time since the week of July 2013, there is no exceptional drought in Nevada.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP


California Water Agencies Want Conservation Requirements Relaxed or Eliminated

April 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Water agencies say it's time to eliminate emergency water conservation requirements now that reservoirs in many regions of the state are full.

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