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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's Dry October Could Be A Sign Of More Concentrated Rainy Seasons

October 29, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

When it comes to rain and snow most of California is running below average this year, and little is forecast in the near future.

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Extreme Weather Dropped Lake Tahoe Clarity To Historic Lows In 2017

June 13, 2018 | Steve Milne

If you spent time on the water at Lake Tahoe last year and thought it looked a lot cloudier, you're right. UC Davis researchers say extreme weather — drought followed by heavy rains — caused clarity in 2017 to drop to its lowest recorded level.

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Caltrans Marking, Removing Dead Trees Along State Highways

August 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

Caltrans is worried about the possibility of dead trees falling onto some California highways. The agency has already removed 107,000 trees. Now the agency is getting ready to remove another 54,000 trees, including some on private land.

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As Salmon Season Opens, A Reminder Of Drought's Lasting Effects

August 1, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Tuesday marks the start of a shortened commercial salmon fishing season in the waters off San Francisco. A smaller salmon population is one effect of the drought that could persist for years.

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New Series 'Toxic Taps' Goes Under Surface Of California's Water Crises

July 12, 2017 | Chris Remington

Why do a million Californians living in the nation’s breadbasket lack access to a basic necessity- clean drinking water? Tara Lohan with Water Deeply takes us inside the multimedia investigation Toxic Taps.


Trump's Budget Would Cut Regional Climate Centers

June 13, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A wealth of weather and climate data and the jobs of the scientists who analyze it may be at risk under President Trump’s budget proposal.

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Northern California Sets New Precipitation Record

April 13, 2017

It is now the wettest season on record in Northern California, where most of the state gets its water supply.