November 28, 2018

Members of the Karuk Tribe in northern California maintain that the age-old tradition of prescribed burning holds the answer to climate adaptation planning in the Klamath River range.

November 16, 2018

Hot, dry and windy weather helped create the conditions needed for wildfires to explode in northern and southern California in November 2018. 

October 9, 2018

The 2017-2018 water year came to a dry end in California at the end of September, a year after wet conditions alleviated drought. 

March 30, 2018

Three days of torrential rains and higher-elevation snow blanketed California during the third week of March.

February 15, 2018

Much of the southwestern United States has seen below-average amounts of snow fall so far during Winter. While currently impacting ski resorts across the region, the lack of snow could bring even greater problems to water resources later this year.

January 11, 2018

Early estimates suggest precipitation in the past 7 days was up to 400% of normal in parts of southern California. In hilly terrain scorched by wildfires in December 2017, the heavy January rains led to deadly mudslides. 

December 15, 2017

Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

Satellite image of smoke from wildfires
October 11, 2017

California's second-wettest winter and hottest summer primed the state for devastating wildfires in October 2017.

March 28, 2017

Following years of exceptional drought, California's southeastern deserts were awash in a superbloom of short-lived but spectacular wildflowers in March 2017.

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