Special Coverage: Drought

State's cemeteries work to cope with drought

Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water in the drought.

Agriculture briefs

California farms small but productive California farms are smaller than the rest of the nation, but they more than make up for the lower acreage in their production values.

Close to Home: Intervention needed to save salmon from drought

Drought conditions persist, threatening adult salmon returning to spawn now through early fall.

In drought, some water wasters attend 'water school'

In one town, residents who violated their strict rations attend lessons in order to get penalties waived.

Thursday’s Letters to the Editor

Readers weigh in on Richard Nixon, the treatment of Indian tribes, a Santa Rosa bike accident and other issues.

PD Editorial: Being prepared for wildland fires

Cal Fire inspectors found that 18.2 percent of rural property owners in Northern California and 9.7 percent in Southern California ignore state and local laws requiring them to protect their homes from wildfire.

Winter forecast for drought-busting rains fades

It’s been three years since Santa Rosa matched its 30-year average of 32.2 inches of rainfall, and the likelihood of a wet season that significantly beats that mark has waned, meaning a longer drought.

Amid drought, state breaks another record for temperature

California has posted a record high average temperature during the first six months of this year, exacerbating a prolonged drought and sending North Coast residents flocking to swimming pools and ice cream shops.

State, local landowners work together to minimize wildfire risk (w/video)

Amid the drought, government agencies, nonprofit groups and homeowners are partnering to reduce wildfire danger on open space around the county.

Law blocks some brown lawn fees during droughts

Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday.

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