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Special Coverage: Drought

Our drought-stricken state has nine active wildfires as large as 25 acres or more, including the massive Clayton fire.
Whether Santa Rosa and the rest of the Russian River watershed are still in a drought appears to depend on whom one asks.
Considering the wet winter and abundance of water stored in Lake Sonoma, are you confused about whether we still face a drought in Sonoma County?
Local reservoirs are in better shape for boaters and bathers this summer than they have been for several years.
Here are six landscaping alternatives that will make your neighborhood sing, no matter how hot it gets outside.
Santa Rosa’s water-wise ways saved enough water to cover 4,500 football fields with a foot of water each year.
The state used an average of 77 gallons of water per day in April, compared to 104 gallons of water in April 2013 before water cutbacks were mandated.
The brown hills and dry forests? Must be an illusion. Empty reservoirs? Ditto.
House Republicans are trying a new approach to divert more water from Northern California.
Rainfall totals on the North Coast still trail levels from a year ago.
Gov. Brown issued an executive order Monday that would make permanent some of the measures adopted to deal with the current drought.
Earth Day celebrations are gearing up throughout the Bay Area today. These celebrations remind us that the choices we make define the legacy we will leave to future generations.
Local water suppliers can’t say whether Sonoma County will remain under mandatory conservation orders for another year, but residents should continue to save water.
A Santa Rosa homeowner learned to work with nature instead of against it, transforming her yard into an environmentally friendly space. Her home is one of 30 included in a day long Eco-Friendly Garden Tour on April 30.
Water managers say March storms soaked Northern California, nearly filling key reservoirs.
A homeowners association for an upscale, gated community in the Bay Area has threatened to fine homeowners for brown or dead lawns and landscaping despite a continuing state drought emergency.
Not only must cities and counties continue the water conservation of the last several years, it must build on them in preparation for the worst to come. Because it’s coming — and it’s staying.
Residents of drought-plagued California fell just short in February of the state's mandated water conservation target, officials said Monday.
Many California farmers expect to receive all of their requested deliveries this year from a vast system of canals and reservoirs run by the government, while others will likely receive a fraction, officials said Friday.
State water surveyors found a barely average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday.