Climatologists warn of dry winter for U.S. Southwest and Calif.
The Southwest's prayers for snow may not be answered this winter. It is doubtful that the parched region will get the moisture it needs before next spring, federal climatologists said yesterday, quashing hopes that the record-breaking deluge in Colorado and New Mexico this September signaled the beginning of the end of the Southwest's three-year drought
Texas rice industry vows to fight decision on third-year water cutoff
Texas rice farmers plan to fight a recent water curtailment decision that they say will further devastate the $374 million industry in their state.
Another dry year ahead, state officials warn water agencies
Farms and water agencies in California should gird for another dry year in 2014, California officials said today, based on current low storage levels.
Obama admin launches multi-agency effort to tackle future droughts
In anticipation of longer, stronger dry spells that may come about with climate change, the Obama administration on Friday announced a new interagency effort to help communities more easily access federal resources when facing drought.