Drought

Folsom police Officers Eric Baade, left, and Daren Prociw, right, of the mounted enforcement detail, ride their horses across the exposed lake bed at Folsom Lake, Jan. 21, 2014 in Folsom, Calif.
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Holly Quan
November 21, 2019 - 1:29 pm
Despite a winter storm forecast to hit the Bay Area soon, California may be headed for another drought.
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Folsom police Officers Eric Baade, left, and Daren Prociw, right, of the mounted enforcement detail, ride their horses across the exposed lake bed at Folsom Lake, Jan. 21, 2014 in Folsom, Calif.
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Matt Bigler
November 15, 2019 - 11:43 am
That's the worry from weather watchers who say more than two-thirds of the state is now dryer than it should be. KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler reports.
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Lake Tahoe
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Melissa Culross
July 15, 2019 - 8:11 am
The water level at Lake Tahoe is high this summer with the surface of the lake having risen eight feet since the beginning of 2016.
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California Department of Water Resources
KCBS Radio Morning News
June 03, 2019 - 10:10 am
The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is even deeper than the accumulation in 2017 that pulled the state out of its five-year drought. The Sierra snowpack measured more than 200% of average on May 30 after a barrage of wet storms throughout the winter and spring, according to the Department...
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Dreamstime
Matt Bigler
April 14, 2019 - 5:00 am
This past winter was one of the wettest in recent memory, wasn't it?
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Anderson Reservoir Dam in Santa Clara County.
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Matt Bigler
February 26, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Heavy rains and full reservoirs may come as a relief to a state that's been hit hard by drought, but the series of atmospheric rivers drenching the Bay Area this month highlights the risk of a major flooding catastrophe in Santa Clara County.
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Dreamstime
Jenna Lane
January 24, 2019 - 10:34 am
California water managers are excited about the state of the Sierra snowpack, which is at 115 percent of normal.
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Thomas Hawthorne, The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY N
Carrie Hodousek
November 29, 2018 - 9:03 am
California could see three times as many large wildfires in the coming decades, because of climate change, according to a dire federal report.
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Jennifer Hodges
Jennifer Hodges
October 12, 2018 - 11:36 am
There's a 75 percent chance that this will be an El Niño winter, up from 50 percent six months ago, according to forecasters. But that doesn't guarantee that it will be a cold, wet season, experts said.
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Lake Tahoe Skiers
Lake Tahoe Skiers (Photo credit: Glenn Hartz)
Doug Sovern
March 02, 2018 - 9:58 am
From a Sierra whiteout to drenching Bay Area rain to new mudslide fears in the Southland, a powerful winter storm is wreaking havoc on California. But is it enough to keep us out of drought this year?
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