Water & Drought

June 20, 2016 2:04 PM

Melting snow, water releases and La Niña complicate California’s drought picture

Federal officials have begun releasing more water from Shasta Dam after weeks of farming lobby pressure

Meanwhile, scant late-spring snow means Sierra snowpack has all but disappeared

Forecasters say California faces 75 percent chance of dry La Niña weather pattern for fall, winter

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