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DWR Releases Update to Drought in California Report That Includes History, Effects

Apr 21, 2021 at 8:00am

For the first time since 2015, DWR has updated its Drought in California report. It briefly outlines drought effects on the state’s water supply, infrastructure, economy, agriculture, and groundwater. 

The Humble Shrub that’s Predicting a Terrible Fire Season

Apr 18, 2021 at 9:00am

Chamise is kind of a crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.

The Local Government Commission Publishes a New Fact Sheet: The Resilient Watersheds & Fire Management

Apr 19, 2021 at 8:00am

Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission’s most recent factsheet,  Resilient Watersheds, and Fire Management, was published as part of our Pandemic Recovery and Beyond series.

The Wildfire Season is Coming Quickly and It's Coming Earlier, California Forecasters Warn

Apr 15, 2021 at 8:00am

The wildfire season "is coming quickly and it's coming earlier." says meteorologist Eric Kurth and the National Weather Service in Sacramento, California, where the state is dealing with crippling drought.

Solano Water Agency Extends Support For Salmon Study in Lower Putah Creek

Apr 14, 2021 at 8:00am

Todd R. Hansen

The Solano County Water Agency has agreed to fund another year of UC Davis salmon research on Lower Putah Creek using DNA data comparisons to estimate how many Chinook salmon originate from past spawners in the system.

New Drought Webpage from the California Department of Food & Agriculture

Apr 14, 2021 at 11:25am

CDFA’s Drought Resources web page stands as a valuable tool for farmers and ranchers seeking information about drought assistance programs.

NEW Fuels Reduction Guide from CAL FIRE

Apr 12, 2021 at 8:00am

Check out this newly released interactive guidebook online

Droughts in California Fact Sheet

Apr 14, 2021 at 11:05am

The Public Policy Institute of California released a Drought Fact Sheet. 

Grape Growers Tackle Fire Recovery, Drought

Apr 14, 2021 at 8:00am

Kevin Hecteman

Too much fire and not enough water have made winegrape-growing efforts more challenging than usual for Dave Wilson and other North Coast farmers.

Parts of Bay Area Enter Extreme Drought Classifications

Apr 9, 2021 at 7:20pm

Tristi Rodriguez

Parts of the Bay Area remain in extreme drought classifications, according to the latest U.S. drought monitor.

California Seeks Input on Using Natural and Working Lands to Achieve Climate and Biodiversity oals

Apr 14, 2021 at 10:05am

The California Natural Resources Agency is announcing nine virtual regional workshops as part of an ongoing effort to advance Governor Gavin Newsom’s goals to protect 30% of the State’s land and coastal waters by 2030.

California Water Shed Restoration to Utilize EPA Grant

Apr 11, 2021 at 9:50am

Roseville Today

The California State Water Resources Control Board (the State Board) will use $4.4 million of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to fund projects in seven counties around the state.