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Dianne Feinstein to Obama: Turn on the Taps!

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) penned an open letter to President Obama on Thursday urging an increase in water pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to thirsty farms and communities in Southern California.

Jones Pumping Plant intake (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

LA County Goes All-In for El Niño Cloud Seeding

With this year’s strong El Niño tending to skirt California and drenching the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles County just went all-in to revive a controversial cloud seeding program to squeeze out every last drop of precipitation from late season rain showers.

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California Misses Water Target as El Niño Fades

LOS ANGELES — California’s water conservation rate slid sharply in January, with the state failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction order as the strong Pacific El Niño failed to deliver the rain necessary to provide a path out of devastating drought.

Dry mountains (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Some Drought Relief as Folsom Lake Fills, Despite Dry Week

Powerful rainstorms brought on by the record Pacific El Niño have succeeded in filling up California’s largest reservoirs, including Folsom Lake, but it may not be enough to pull the state out of what is quickly shaping up to be a fifth year of devastating drought.

Folsom Lake (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

El Niño Wreaks Havoc on California

Powerful rain storms brought on by El Niño battered California on Tuesday, causing headache-inducing road closures; mud and debris flows; flooding; and the opening of a half-dozen temporary shelters for the state’s homeless.

Rainy Golden Gate (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

El Niño Killing Machine Just Warming Up

The El Niño killing machine that slaughtered 41 across the South in violent storms this week is just warming up for a crescendo of death, destruction, and misery that is expected to arrive over the next three months.

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Yemen Prepares for Locust Swarms as Famine Threat Peaks

An abnormally large number of desert locusts are expected to hatch beginning in January in Yemen, threatening to eat through a chunk of an already dangerously depleted food supply. Most Yemenis rely on humanitarian aid for food and water following a year of civil war and the rise of jihadist violence in the Middle East’s poorest nation.

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Drought: New Plan to ‘Save’ Salmon–and Starve Farms

California water officials introduced a tentative plan Tuesday to keep more water in Shasta Lake over the upcoming year in order to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon. However, the proposal is likely to infuriate farmers who may see water allocation drop, while marine scientists are skeptical the plan will be enough to save the imperiled fish.

Chinook salmon restoration (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)