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California Orders First Mandatory Water Restrictions

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Abysmal snowpack ‘obliterates’ record; cities told to conserve 25 percent.

Infographic: Too Warm to Snow in California, Oregon, and Washington

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Snowpack in February 2015 was pitifully low in the Cascades and…

Pacific Northwest's Winter, Warm and Wet, Is Climate Change Preview

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Little snow in sight looks to be the future of the American West.

California Drought: A Dry January Closes and Dread Mounts

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Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.

As Snow Survey Reveals Drought Deficit, Californians Take Extraordinary Measures to Cope

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Sierra Nevada snowpack, a major part of California's water supply equation, is near record lows.

Snow Fail

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California’s drought is a preview of the latter half of the 21st century.
La Nina Winter Soaks

The Stream, February 11: Water Shortages in Northeast U.S.

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Droughts and water scarcity in Texas, Colorado and Mississippi…
La Nina Winter Soaks

The Stream, January 3: Snowpack Looks Good for California Water Supply

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California The first measure of Sierra Nevada snowpack in 2013…
La Nina Winter Soaks

The Stream, May 18: Climate Change Will Affect U.S. Water Availability

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Water levels on the flooding Rio Negro in Brazil have reached…
Walton-006

Forecasting Western U.S. Water Supply in 2012: La Niña Again Delivers a Wet North and a Dry South

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As water availability data starts coming in, this year's water allocations and the potential consequences for irrigation, hydropower, wildfires, and flooding are being assessed — La Niña weather patterns have returned this year, but water supply conditions generally are not as extreme as they were 2011.
NASA Satellite image of Lake Poyang

Pollution, Dry Weather Choke the World's Major Lakes

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Urban waste and falling water levels signaled a rough start to…
La Nina Winter Soaks

Strong La Niña Winter Soaks Much of the Western United States, But Leaves Southwest Dry

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Western states confront potential for floods and wildfires.