Droughts

FILE-- In this Friday, March 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, talks to Kenyan soldiers training alongside British soldiers at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in Ole Naishu near Nanyuki, in Kenya. Herders and ranchers in parts of the rift valley are desperately waiting for the delayed rainy season to start to ease the drought and the conflict over resources it has caused that has killed more than 30 people. (Thomas Mukoya/Pool via AP-File)
April 17, 2017 - 1:09 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Herders and large-scale farmers in parts of Kenya's Rift Valley are desperately waiting for seasonal rains to ease the prolonged drought and the current conflict over grazing land in which more than 30 people have died. Kenya's military and police have been working for a month...
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In this photo taken April 10, 2017, is David Miguel at his home in the community of Hardwick in the San Joaquin Valley where drought has yet to loosen its grip on some residents near Hanford, Calif. State officials lifted the drought emergency for much California, but thousands of people like Miguel still live on water tanks because their wells ran dry. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
April 15, 2017 - 8:58 am
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Knee-high tufts of grass dot the streets of Hardwick, a rural neighborhood with a few dozen homes hemmed in by vineyards and walnut and almond orchards in California's agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley. Nearby, the Kings River — swollen with rainwater and Sierra Nevada...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, April 7, 2017, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 07, 2017 - 1:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. The governor'...
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April 07, 2017 - 12:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. The drought...
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March 15, 2017 - 8:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary made a surprise visit to Somalia on Wednesday for talks with the country's new president as a worsening drought threatens millions of people in the Horn of Africa nation. "It is all so, such a shame that you are facing the problems that you are...
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Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the weight of the snowpack on a scale held by Armando Quintero, chairman of the California Water Commission during the third manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, near Echo Summit, Calif. The survey showed the snowpack at 179 percent of normal for this location at this time of year.The state's electronic snow monitors say the Sierra Nevada snowpack is at 185 percent of normal. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 01, 2017 - 4:02 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — The Sierra Nevada snowpack is close to setting records notched more than three decades ago — a welcome sight after five years of punishing drought in California, surveyors said Wednesday. A series of storms that doused the state in the first two months of the year...
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In this image released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a large eucalyptus tree toppled onto carport damaging vehicles in Goleta, Calif., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A powerful Pacific storm blew into southern and central California on Friday, unleashing wind-driven heavy rains that forecasters said could become the strongest in years if not decades. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
February 17, 2017 - 5:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains, triggering rescues, calls for evacuations, toppling trees and power lines and disrupting travel and outdoor events. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of...
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Umbrellas were put to use as a group of students walk to the Sacramento Convention Center to attend the YMCA Model Legislature & Court, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Storms continued to batter California as the saturated state faces another round of wet weather that could trigger flooding. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 17, 2017 - 2:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into southern and central California on Friday, unleashing wind-driven heavy rains that forecasters said could become the strongest in years if not decades. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the...
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Chris Buchanan watches the overflow at a dam on Vasona Lake after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 25, 2017 - 12:59 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the drought. "It makes the most sense to continue steady as she goes," State Water...
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Chris Buchanan watches the overflow at a dam on Vasona Lake after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 24, 2017 - 11:26 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the drought. "It makes the most sense to continue steady as she goes," State Water...
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