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Weather Talk: The beginning stages of a drought
Causes of drought are complex. There is nothing in our atmosphere; no known circulation or recognized anomaly; which is certain to cause a drought. Also, it is impossible to know when a drought has begun. We cannot know if a short-term dry spell will become a full drought until it has been dry a long time.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Oregon governor expands drought declaration
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
SIYAGIJIMA, Zimbabwe - Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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In drought, Californians lacking water meters let it flow
So strong was the belief that water was an inalienable right that several communities and cities promised never to install meters to measure water use - a jarring idea today in a state suffering from a prolonged drought and mandatory cuts to water consumption.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought may bring West Coast brownouts this summer
WASHINGTON - The West Coast could see power brownouts in coming months as hydro power stations struggle with the four-year drought, and in the longer term climate change could cause additional problems for power plants, the U.S. energy secretary said on Monday.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought-hit California tightens low-flow toilet, faucet rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California on Wednesday moved to tighten already stringent regulations on how much water can flow through toilets and faucets, part of the state's effort to respond to prolonged drought.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage
JOHANNESBURG - Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the 'maize belt' of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World Food Programme said on Monday.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Expanding drought likely in eastern South Dakota
“According to the March 19 outlook, much of eastern South Dakota is shown to be in an area that will likely have an expansion of drought at some point between now and the end of June,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Drought monitor: The very dry conditions continue
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor is in, and much of the region continues to experience very dry conditions. Much of eastern North Dakota and Minnesota are in the Moderate Drought category, with the rest of the region experiencing abnormally dry conditions.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bill to ban fining Californians who let lawns go brown in drought
SACRAMENTO - Californians who let their lawns go brown to save water during the state's prolonged drought would no longer face fines from municipalities for failing to maintain their properties under a bill passed Thursday in the state assembly.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California lake location lures productions despite long-term drought
LOS ANGELES - Astroturf lawns. Drought-tolerant gardens. Even class warfare -- as in the use of social media to shame the wealthy into draining their pools. That's what four years of minimal rainfall have visited upon California.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years
SEOUL - North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. western states to get $110 million in drought aid
WASHINGTON - The White House said on Friday that it would spend an additional $110 million to help farmers and communities in western states hit hard by drought and wildfires.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Western U.S. drought might raise food prices
LOS ANGELES - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agriculture in the West will lead to increased food prices, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California drought causes cattle and elk to lock horns over pasture
A herd of tule elk move warily along a California coastal hill as a herd of Black Angus cattle graze nearby. Despite the apparent peaceful coexistence, the animals are at the center of a battle for precious grasslands reduced by the state’s drought.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California governor, lawmakers announce $1 billion drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state’s devastating multi-year drought.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California considers rules for making seawater drinkable amid drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a fourth year.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California regulators defend farmers' access to water in drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Environmentalists sue to protect fish amid California drought measures
LOS ANGELES - California environmental groups have sued state and federal water managers, claiming that their drought-management plan for projects below the crucial Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is pushing some species of fish to the brink of extinction.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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