Southeast Minnesota Now In Moderate Drought
The National Weather Service updated their drought conditions today, and have classified some of Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa as in a Moderate Drought, while much of Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa is abnormally dry.
Storms Easing Drought in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the end of storms that sent thousands of people fleeing from flooding rivers in the north and doubled the vital snowpack in the Sierra Nevada in little more than a week.
California Cracking Down on Water Use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.