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Stories related to: drought 2014


Flooding California Farmlands Might Restore Groundwater

September 22, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Central Valley farms are pumping out groundwater faster than it can be replenished. But one farmer is trying to restore depleted aquifers by flooding his own crops in the winter.

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California Drought: Ag Industry ‘Resilient’

June 1, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The California agriculture industry has managed to weather the drought in 2014 and in 2015.

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Winter Snow Survey Better Than Last Year But Not Good Enough

December 30, 2014 | Amy Quinton

California’s first winter snow survey paints another fairly bleak picture of the potential for runoff restoring water levels in the state’s reservoirs.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio


Northern California Braces For ‘Major Storm’

December 10, 2014 | Ed Joyce

From the coast to the valleys and Sierra Nevada, Northern California is forecast to be walloped by a storm with near hurricane-force winds, rain and snow. The storm is forecast to be the biggest storm to hit the region since 2008.

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US House Debates Drought Relief Bill

December 8, 2014 | Amy Quinton

A Republican- backed drought relief bill for California is headed to the floor of the US House of Representatives for a vote Tuesday. The legislation ignited an hour of debate Monday.

Roseville Hits High Water Conservation Mark For 2014

December 4, 2014

The City of Roseville hopes to break the 20-percent water conservation mark for the year. The city posted its best conservation mark for the year in November.


El Niño Not Expected To Help California Drought

December 4, 2014 | Ed Joyce

The watch continues to see if El Niño conditions will develop to help ease California's drought. But so far, only a weak El Niño is expected.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

California's Water Conservation Rate Drops

December 2, 2014 | Amy Quinton

For the second straight month, California’s water conservation rate has declined. The State Water Resources Control Board says the reason behind the drop isn't clear.

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DWR Issues Water-Delivery Forecast

December 1, 2014 | Bob Moffitt

The California Department of Water Resources has issued its preliminary forecast for the amount of water it can deliver in 2015 through the State Water Project. It's not great, but it's better than last year's forecast.

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