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Special Coverage: Drought

Water-starved Eel River disappearing

The Eel River is vanishing from view near Fortuna, a sign that the drought, gravel build-up and pot growers are taking a toll on the usually water-rich region.

Bay Area nudist camp accused of stealing water (w/video)

Officials are accusing a Bay Area nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

North Coast residents' responses to drought reflect personal values

There's a drought on, but the way people are responding to it is largely a matter of personal choice.

Agriculture briefs

County farms report drought losses Sonoma County suffered an estimated $3.9 million in damage from drought this year to field and forage crops, according to the county’s top farm official.

Drought prompts cities to restrict water use

California's historic drought has led many cities and water districts in Sonoma and Mendocino counties to enact mandatory conservation orders that set limits on when and how residents can use water.

Drought lingers, yet some in state lack water meters

Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using.

Sebastopol residents told to slash water use by 20%

Measures adopted by City Council on Tuesday mirror those in place elsewhere in Sonoma County and around the water-starved state, aimed at preserving supply.

California drought sends hay prices soaring

California’s withering drought has driven hay prices to historic highs. Sonoma County horse owners and dairy farmers are feeling the impact.

Drought-Ravaged Clear Lake

5 myths about the California drought

California is experiencing its third-worst drought in 106 years, resulting in idled cropland and soaring water prices.

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