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Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

The period between late 2011 and 2014 was the driest in California history since record-keeping began. Nearly 102 million trees in total died due to the drought which lasted until late 2016 …

FINALLY! California Declares End to Drought State of Emergency

FINALLY! California Declares End to Drought State of Emergency

FINALLY! California Ends Drought State of Emergency (Image via Twitter) After more than five years of drought in California, The Golden State on Friday lifted its drought emergency. While the drought state of emergency has ended, certain restrictions on water use will remain. “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around […]

Ninth Circuit’s ruling guarantees effects of drought will worsen

Ninth Circuit’s ruling guarantees effects of drought will worsen

PLF calls court’s Delta smelt ruling a “reverse rain dance for California” Sacramento, CA:  A panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district court ruling and largely upheld the federal government’s 2008 “biological opinion” for the delta smelt.  This “bio-op” is a regulation under the Endangered Species Act that has […]