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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


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.

Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes


California Central Valley Farmers Won't Get Full Water Supply

March 22, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California is experiencing one of its wettest winters in years. But farmers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley still won’t receive a full supply of water from the federal Central Valley Project.

FolsomNatural / Flickr


Central Valley Water Supplies Improve

February 28, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers who rely on water from the federal Central Valley Project may receive more water than they’ve had in several years. Others will have to wait until mid-March to find out what their allocations will be.

Joseph Hoyt / UC Santa Cruz


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.

California Department of Water Resources / Twitter


Water in Sierra Snowpack At 173 Percent Of Normal

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Today's Sierra snowpack survey has scientists with the California Department of Water Resources optimistic about the state's water supply.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

California Agriculture Sees 17 Percent Drop In Revenue in 2015

January 31, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California farms and ranches saw a nearly 17 percent drop in revenue from 2014 to 2015, according to a new review. The decrease had little to do with the drought.

Photo / U.S. Forest Service

State Government

California Tree Die Off Prompts Review Of Management Policies

January 26, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California's tree die off has led a state oversight board to review forest management policies.

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.