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Special Coverage: Drought

Droughts likely to be new normal for California

Whether viewed from a dry-as-dust ground level or from a sky-high planetary perch, the ongoing drought in California is remarkable.

California ends 1 of driest-ever water years

Officials are urging residents to keep conserving water as California approaches what could be another very dry winter.

Homegrown: Bulbs are hardy survivors

While blossoms may fall victim to deer grazing, bulbs will not.

A guide to drought-friendly trees

Contrary to what you may think, reinventing your yard into a less thirsty landscape doesn't mean you have to forgo trees.

California's crop harvest much smaller than usual

With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the drought.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

Crews work to clear debris from Shasta mudslide (w/video)

A melted glacier created the largest mudslide Mount Shasta has seen in two decades, possibly related to California's prolonged drought.

Changes to water releases from Lake Mendocino helping

New protocol could prevent as much as one-sixth of lake’s current supply from slipping down the Russian River before the end of November, official says.

More rain may be on the way to North Bay

The first wet stuff in the North Bay in more than five months dampened roads but did nothing to ease drought.

New state law bans HOAs from requiring green lawns

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping.

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