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Environment

El Niño 'Takes A Break'

February 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

January brought above-average rainfall and snow to much of California, partly due to El Niño. But forecasters say the ocean warming condition is "taking a break" for the next week or longer.

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Environment

Drought Remains 'Very Serious' In California

February 4, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Monitor says, other than a slight reduction in exceptional drought in the northern Sierra, it needs more time to assess impacts of the recent moisture on California's long-term drought.

Richard Vogel / File / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

What The Water Resources Board Will Do With California’s Water Restrictions

February 3, 2016

The State Water Resources Board met Tuesday to decide whether to extend California’s water restrictions, or at least make some changes to the existing rules. Environment Reporter Amy Quinton explains what the Water Board did – and didn't do.

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Environment

California Regulators Extend Water Conservation Rules; Make Adjustments

February 2, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators have made modest adjustments to water conservation requirements for cities.

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Environment

Snowpack 'Growing Nicely' In Sierra

February 2, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The second measurement this winter of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was 130 percent of average. State water officials say the snowpack will help reservoir recovery.

Richard Vogel / File / AP

Environment

Water Conservation Continues Downward Slide

February 2, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California's water conservation rate dropped to 18 percent in December. But water regulators say the state continues to meet its long term goals.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Environment

Reservoirs Slowly Filling, Sierra Snowpack Above Normal

February 1, 2016 | Ed Joyce

After four years of drought, January 2016 has brought above-normal rainfall to fill California reservoirs and much needed snowpack for spring and summer water supply. Now, the state needs Mother Nature to provide more.

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Environment

Winter Storm Brings Rain, Snow To Sierra

January 29, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A winter storm is forecast to bring mostly rain in the Sierra Nevada Friday, with high snow levels. But Saturday, snow is expected at lower elevations.

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