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Special Coverage: Drought
3 local nurseries to help plan your fall garden
A number of Sonoma County nurseries present many ideas for wonderful and locally appropriate plants to add to your gardens. Here are three to visit.
Have California's water districts abandoned conservation?
State regulators said Wednesday they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving has dropped off significantly.
North Coast moves out of historic drought
Lakes Sonoma and Mendocino have rebounded from four years of historic drought, thanks to a wet a 2015-16 that brought rainfall totals within reach of normal.
9 active wildfires burning across California
Our drought-stricken state has nine active wildfires as large as 25 acres or more, including the massive Clayton fire.
Is the North Coast still in a drought?
Whether Santa Rosa and the rest of the Russian River watershed are still in a drought appears to depend on whom one asks.
Tell us: Are you confused about the drought?
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 lakes looking good for summer
Local reservoirs are in better shape for boaters and bathers this summer than they have been for several years.
6 gorgeous ways to create a drought-resistant front yard
Here are six landscaping alternatives that will make your neighborhood sing, no matter how hot it gets outside.
No more local water restrictions in Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa’s water-wise ways saved enough water to cover 4,500 football fields with a foot of water each year.
California beats water conservation targets for April
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.
Thumbs down: Trump’s Potemkin drought
The brown hills and dry forests? Must be an illusion. Empty reservoirs? Ditto.
PD Editorial: Another water grab surfaces in Congress
House Republicans are trying a new approach to divert more water from Northern California.
Despite recent rain, drought not over in Sonoma County
Rainfall totals on the North Coast still trail levels from a year ago.
State's drought cuts could ease up, but some measures will stay
Gov. Brown issued an executive order Monday that would make permanent some of the measures adopted to deal with the current drought.
Close to Home: Thinking bigger than Earth Day
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 officials say conservation must be maintained
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.
From nightmare to eco-friendly oasis
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.
California loosens water cutbacks in drought
Water managers say March storms soaked Northern California, nearly filling key reservoirs.
Upscale Bay Area community threatens fines for brown lawns
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.
PD Editorial: An ongoing need for conservation in California
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.
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