Lake Shasta

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.

Folsom Lake spillway (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Drought: Another California Dam Releases Water

The Federal Bureau of Reclamation accelerated water releases from Lake Shasta earlier this month from 5,000 to 20,000 cubic feet per second over concerns that the reservoir could overflow, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Folsom Lake (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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.

Salmon on Sacramento River (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

CA Water Board Nixes New Fish-Over-People Drought Plan

The California State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to back away from a controversial plan that would have held water back from cities and farmers in order to save an endangered species of salmon.