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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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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.

Daniel Potter / Capital Public Radio

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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Insight With Beth Ruyak

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.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


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.


Water Supply Boosted For Central Valley Farmers

April 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers in the San Joaquin Valley will finally get a full supply of water.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Gov. Brown Ends Drought State Of Emergency In Most Of California

April 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California Friday. Water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices are still in place.