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Drought State of Emergency Continues for California Despite Recent Rainfall

Drought information statement issued by  National Weather Service Sacramento, CA November 28, 2014 Governor Brown declared a drought state of emergency for California on January 17, 2014. On April 25, 2014 governor brown issued a proclamation on the continuation of the drought emergency. … Read More…

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Drought Defined

A drought is a period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems. When rainfall is less than normal for several weeks, months, or years, the flow of streams and rivers declines, water levels in lakes and reservoirs fall, and the depth to … Read More…

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NOAA predicts moderate flood potential in Midwest, ice jams; California and Southwest remain in drought conditions

According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring with the highest threat in the southern Great Lakes region due to above-average snowpack and a … Read More…

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U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook May 16 to August 31 2013

May 16 2013 Latest Seasonal National Weather Service (NWS) Assessment: During the past two weeks (since May 2), unseasonably cold air (temperatures averaging 6 to 10 deg F below normal) persisted in the middle third of the Nation while the Far West, eastern … Read More…

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