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Special Coverage: Drought

Wet winter banishes Northern California drought, fills North Bay reservoirs

The contrast from just two years ago is stark: Once-dry boat ramps are submerged, the rings around reservoirs gone. The North Bay has moved from drought to a landscape with water to spare.

Drought recedes as North Coast rivers, reservoirs swell from storms

It’s no surprise if you’ve been outside and seen the aftermath of recent storms: the North Coast and all of Northern California were classified Thursday as drought-free.

Officials: More than 40 percent of California out of drought

More than 40 percent of California has emerged from a punishing drought that covered the whole state a year ago, federal drought-watchers said Thursday.

North Coast moves out of historic drought

Lakes Sonoma and Mendocino have rebounded from four years of historic drought, thanks to a wet a 2015-16 that brought rainfall totals within reach of normal.

Poll: City should not ease water restrictions

A majority of respondents in an online Argus-Courier poll said that Petaluma should not ease water use restrictions, despite the wet winter.

Petaluma to ease restrictions on water use

Petaluma is moving toward easing the water use restrictions imposed in the past year amid a massive statewide drought, though a broader cultural shift suggests an era of greater water conservation to come.

Sonoma County supervisors Carrillo, Rabbitt attend White House water summit

The summit, which coincided with World Water Day, was part of a new push by the Obama administration to reduce the country’s vulnerability to drought.

PG&E helicopter flying low around Sonoma County today

Foresters will be checking for drought-weakened trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Water rationing should be voluntary

We should continue to save water, but we should do so voluntarily, given the current wet weather. Let’s save the mandatory cutbacks for when it’s really dry.

Poll: Continue water-saving measures

A majority of respondents in an online Argus-Courier poll said they are continuing to conserve water, despite the recent rains.

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