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California has moved out of the "extreme" drought category and now falls under the "severe" category, according to the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
California has experienced six atmospheric rivers in recent weeks and is bracing for as many as three more, with the wild weather set to continue for at least another week.
While the current series of storms in the West will not be enough to end the long-term drought that is plaguing the region, it will improve it in the short-term.
The storm has been blamed for at least two deaths in the San Francisco Bay Area, where an infant was killed in a home that was hit by a falling tree, and a woman crashed into a pole after losing control on a partially-flooded road.
A powerful double whammy of an atmospheric river and bomb cyclone is drenching California again Wednesday, dropping several inches of rain on a region that has struggled to wring out from an onslaught of winter storms and creating a widespread risk of flooding, mudslides and power outages in what some forecasters are suggesting will become one of the most impactful storms to strike the state in years.
The Metropolitan Water District declared a regional drought emergency for the Southern California region as the agency prepares for a fourth consecutive dry year.
About 94% of California fell under the severe, extreme, or exceptional drought categories as of last week. The state grows over a third of the nation's vegetables and 75% of its fruits and nuts.
The past three years have been California’s driest on record and state officials say they’re preparing for the streak to continue.
The FOX 11 documentary Hell/ No Water looks at the vicious cycle of drought and wildfires... who’s fault is it and what we can do now.
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Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, Metropolitan Water District customers in portions of LA County must stop outdoor watering for 15 days as a critical imported water pipeline is shut down for emergency repairs.
Nearly 4 million residents are affected.
More than 4 million LA County residents are asked to stop watering outdoors starting Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Numerous communities in Los Angeles County were asked to eliminate all outdoor watering for 15 days next month while a pipeline that brings Colorado River water to Southern California undergoes emergency repairs.
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has sent warning notices to more than 2,000 of its customers - including a few celebrities - who have exceeded their monthly water budgets.
Lake Mead is currently less than a quarter full and the seven states overall that depend on its water missed a federal deadline to announce proposals on plans cut additional water next year.
The ArkStorm flood is also known as "the Other Big One" after the nickname of an expected major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault, according to researchers with UCLA. But, unlike an earthquake, the ArkStorm would lead to catastrophe across a much larger area.
Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier.
Researchers say a massive flood could be "California's other Big One." New data from UCLA researchers say climate change has doubled the chance such a flood may happen.