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  1. Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state. Three years later, the sprawling 33,000-acre West Texas ranch is again populated with cattle, thanks to improved rainfall.

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  2. Leave it to beavers: California joins other states in embracing the rodentRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    LOS GATOS >> Californians are crossing their fingers for more rain after three punishing years of drought have left streams, rivers and wetland parched. With their industrial buck teeth and flat tails, beavers and their dams offer a defense against drought, a solution to reversing the effects of climate change.

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  3. Drought: December rainfall breaks records but California needs moreRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Redlands Daily Facts

    Travis Hiett, of the U.S. Geological Survey, checks a water sample bottle after collecting water to determine the sediment levels of the water flowing down Cache Creek near Woodland, Calif. Recent storms eased the drought somewhat, but there's a long way to go.

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  4. Amid dry years, area wells sucking the ground dry, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Alamogordo Daily News

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES >> The Upper Rio Grande Basin, which stretches from southern Colorado to Hudspeth County in Texas, has been gripped by drought for most of the past decade, forcing cities and farmers to pump water from the ground quickly. Because of that, the levels of groundwater, on which residents and farmers depend, have dropped in the Borderland region as much as 200 feet in the past 10 years, an expert said.

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  5. California needs 11 trillion gallons of rain to end drought, JPL saysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> Although December storms have provided the Southland with above-average rainfall, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists said it will still take about 11 trillion gallons of water - about 1.5 times the volume of America's largest reservoir - to recover from California's long-standing drought. In other words, rain would need to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium 130,370 times before the four-year drought in California could end.

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  6. Metropolitan Water District to sell replenishment water to Central Basin for first time in 3 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Press-Telegram

    ... utilities) that pump out of this basin should be ecstatic about this. I think it's fantastic.” The California drought and other issues have stymied MWD's ability to sell water for the replenishment of the underground aquifers. But MWD now ...

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  7. Santa Cruz water supply panel wraps up work for the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Santa Cruz >> During its final meeting of the year, a panel charged with eventually making recommendations to city leaders about how to establish and maintain a reliable supply for the drought-prone community weighed the criteria they'll use to judge alternatives. The Water Supply Advisory Committee will consider the local economy, political and technical feasibility and regional stability among the factors to consider.

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  8. Drought, then deluge pits neighbor against neighbor over water rates in Santa Cruz MountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... a jug of water from work to bathe his infant daughter. It's a question many Californians are asking as the historic drought gives way to one of the wettest Decembers in more than a century. While residents navigate flash floods and mudslides and ...

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  9. Striped bass are back in the Ashley RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Post and Courier

    ... much deeper than five feet. But it used to draw stripers, lots of them. As recently as the late 1990s, before the drought years, when late winter rains flooded the narrow lake into the wetland bottoms, stripers would school in big spawning runs. The ...

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  10. Editorial: Rainfall a " Not enough or too much?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

    Now that a rainy season has returned to California, we had hoped that all our drought problems would disappear as reservoirs fill up and aquifers are replenished. No such luck, say the experts.

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  11. The Green Way: Just the facts, California styleRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | LA Daily News

    ... b. almonds c. stawberries d. milk. The answer is d. Milk. We are focused on Central Valley's almonds during this drought but they are actually third. Milk checks in at $7 billion in sales, almonds at roughly $4.5 billion. Note: almonds, which use a ...

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  12. Radical new F-150 pickups begin trickling into dealershipsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    ... Ford dealers everywhere, Pack and Enright bought every 2014 F-150 they could to prepare for the anticipated truck drought ahead. "It will be several months before we deplete our supply of '14s," said Pack, who has served on many Ford product ...

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  13. Rudi KieferRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times

    ... of clean water. We simply cannot live without it." "You shouldn't wait with conservation until there's another drought," Hughes added. "It's like running your bank account empty before you start saving money." More drought periods, like the ones in ...

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  14. Water pits neighbor against neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    Victoria Pearce, volunteer president of the Aldercroft Heights Water Board, uses a rain barrel to catch rain water at her home in the Santa Cruz mountains near Los Gatos, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Pearce is in charge of enforcing water rationing in the neighborhood as a result of the ongoing drought.

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  15. Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state. Three years later, the sprawling 33,000-acre West Texas ranch is again populated with cattle, thanks to improved rainfall.

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  16. A Rural High School with a 21st Century OutlookRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Atlantic

    I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called Pineapple Express, the intense rainstorm that drenched Northern California, was soaking the walnut and almond groves, filling dry creekbeds with raging waters, and starting conversations about the likelihood of the rains offsetting the effects of the intense multi-year drought.

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  17. Peak Oil is Here, Peak Water is Near & PeakWaterUS.com is a HydroActivist Startup Seeking SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PR Log

    ... on Earth, sustainably managed water is becoming scarce. Water s carcity is no longer just a third-world problem. Drought, drilling, industrial and other demands on an already-stressed water supply have brought about unprecedented levels of ...

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  18. Rain forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    There is a 75 percent probability of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California, according to a new report by federal scientists -- the first time in five years such a wet outlook has been predicted in the state during the first three months of a year. "This is good news," said Steve Baxter, a seasonal forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which issued the report on Thursday predicting that the harsh reality of California's historic drought may finally be giving way to wetter days ahead.

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  19. A first for delta water pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fishRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    ... smelt, winter-run chinook salmon and other fish species are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. But drought duress is forcing changes, say state and federal water leaders. "It's an innovation that's been brewing for a few years," ...

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  20. Panama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KSWO

    ... to drown while agencies had good reason to know they... The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state. Before President Barack ...

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