Drought Watch

What California’s reservoirs look like right now (From KQED’s The Lowdown)

We’re collecting all of our California drought coverage here, starting with the current state of the drought, then providing the background and rounding up all the stories we’ve produced.

It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over

Despite last winter’s El Niño-driven storms, California ended up with only about average precipitation for the season — even less in the Southland. While many reservoirs have recovered, officially the Golden State is moving into its fifth year of drought, with nearly half of California still classified as being in “extreme” drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.