- California looks Down Under for drought advice: Can California learn from what Australia went through.
- Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief: To some in California, all these reports of heavy rain in Texas and Oklahoma sound like bragging, but does it portend California’s future after drought ravaged that region just a few years ago?
- Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought linger: Some are concerned that flushing all that sewage into the ocean is wasteful.
- Scientists now predicting near 100 percent chance of strong El Nino, but rainfall isn’t always guaranteed: With such a “sure thing” bet as a drought-breaking deluge come this winter in California are the same scientists running to Vegas to put their paychecks where their prognostications are?
- Amid drought, grass isn’t greener for California sod farmers: It’s not just vegetable crops and some permanent crops being pulled; sod farmers are losing money as California’s drought lingers.
- California gardeners struggle for work during drought: As homeowners yank lawns and give up on manicured landscapes, yet another California industry begins to go dry.
- Farmers agree to water cuts in California: Growers volunteer to give up some of their water now to possibly avoid worse cutbacks later in the year.
- The Texas drought ends; climate alarmists wrong again: What was once supposed to be the death of Texas and Oklahoma have been wiped away by flooding rains.
- Eight more Oregon counties in drought emergency: It’s not just California that’s suffering with too little water; shortages are being experienced because of a similar lack of winter snow.
- Is the California drought affecting the craft brewing industry? First it was our fruits, vegetables and nuts… now our beer? Is there anything the drought isn’t hurting?
10 must-read western drought stories - May 27
Will craft beer makers be negatively impacted? Are there lessons to learn from Down Under? Are forecasts of a wet winter in California a 'sure thing?'