Measuring Sierra snowpack (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sierra Snowpack Hits 87%, but Drought Remains

The water content of California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack — the source on roughly a third of the state’s annual potable water supply — measured 87 percent of average on Wednesday.

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Attorney: Jerry Brown Should ‘Just Confess’ in Oil Scandal

Patricia Oliver, the attorney who uncovered Jerry Brown’s use of state oil and gas experts to search for oil on his family’s private property, told Breitbart News on Thursday that the California governor should “just confess.”

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California Drought: Central Valley Sinking Fast, Nasa Warns

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released new research revealing that huge swaths of the Central Valley are sinking at the rate of up to two inches per month due to accelerating groundwater pumping in the fourth year of the California drought.

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‘Super El Niño’ Wouldn’t Be Enough to End California Drought

With all the upbeat predictions, it might be easy for Californians to think the four-year-long drought is finally coming to an end. But Bob Yamada, water resources manager at the San Diego County Water Authority, says Californians should keep the champagne corked, at least in the short term.

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NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left

In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, NASA senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti warned that California only has about one year’s worth of water supply left in its snowpack, reservoirs, and groundwater storage. If conservation efforts are not ramped up, and soon, the state could be facing a full-blown “crisis.”

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Agencies Increases CA Water Allocation to 20% After Storms

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) raised the annual water allocation it provides to the State Water Project (SWP) to 20 percent on Monday following several large storms that have brought much-needed rain to northern California’s reservoirs.