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Drought Returns

Feb 14, 2020

Bakersfield: Drought conditions are creeping back to the Central Valley:  “After a promising start to 2020, drought conditions are creeping back into the Central Valley.  The United States Drought Monitor relapsed its weekly drought map Thursday with new indicators designating nearly all of Kern County as “abnormally dry” and parts as experiencing “moderate drought” conditions. … ”  Read more from Bakersfield Now here: Bakersfield: Drought conditions are creeping back to the Central Valley

California May Be Sliding Back Into Drought, Lawmakers And Advocates Warn Now Is The Time To Prepare  New federal data show that California may be sliding back into drought, just as the Legislature is starting to pursue ways to make sure residents are prepared for water shortages. Due to weeks of dry weather about 10 percent of California and more than half of Nevada are in drought mode, the federal government reported Thursday. Ezra David Romero, Randol White Capital Public Radio Paul Duginski in the Los Angeles Times

SDUT: Drought returns to California due to lengthening dry winter


Drought has returned to California due to a significantly dry winter, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.

The weekly report designates just over 9.5% of the state, including the central and southern Sierra Nevada and adjacent areas of the Central Valley, as being in moderate drought.

California had been drought-free since the early December.