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Stories about Drought

Petaluma prepares for future water conservation

Water experts explored future measures for saving water, but said they're not necessary yet.

Firefighters hired back as fire danger grows

Unusually high afternoon temperatures this week spikes high fire concerns with warnings of strong wind gusts.

Dry conditions lead some on North Coast to store water

Sales of water storage tanks have spiked on the North Coast as rural residents, already faced with declining wells, springs and reservoirs, brace for what could be another drought year.

Water agency launches conservation effort

Sonoma and Marin county water agencies have begun urging customers to conserve water.

Mendocino County may declare drought emergency

Declaration cites “an imminent threat of disaster” from drought and could lead toward mandatory conservation efforts

North Coast makes most of unseasonably dry, warm weather

Spring-like temperatures sent people flocking to parks, the beach or almost anywhere the generous sun shined.

Local officials want to keep more water in Lake Mendocino

Lake Mendocino would contain an additional 24,000 acre feet of water had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held onto water from the last downpour. Local water officials want the Corps to change its...

A woeful year of rainfall may bring water limits for 2014

For North Coast residents, 2013 will go down as the year when other people got our rain.

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