Droughts

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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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 - 5:54 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 state's drought. "It makes the most sense to continue steady as she goes," State...
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