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Heavy Rains Diminish Drought in Western Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Heavy rains have diminished drought conditions in most of Western Washington but much of Eastern Washington remains in "extreme drought."
The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the area west of the Cascade Mountains is nearly drought-free...
Sexy Water Ads in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex sells -- but will it sell saving water in Sin City? Officials in the Las Vegas area hope so. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is launching an ad campaign to promote water conservation. The ads use the slogan, "There's Nothing Sexier Than Saving Water...
Recreational Fishing Closed at Olympic National Park
FISHING-OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions.
KING-TV reports that as of Monday, no fishing will be allowed within the park...
The Strongest El Nino; NASA and USDA Expand Partnership
El Nino has strengthened steadily during the past month, approaching the “strong category”. El Nino is so strong this go round that it could wind up be the strongest El Nino event in 50 years. El Nino rarely peeks in the summer months, making it possible to see it last th…
Millions Invest For Relief Support; TPA Gets Approval
The White House has announced drought assistance for states in the west that continue to struggle with prolonged dryness. The Administration is announcing new actions and investments of more than $110 million to support workers, farmers and rural communities suffering from drought and to combat wild…
California Drought-Lawn Rebates
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major water wholesaler has added $350 million to its budget for a cash-for-grass program that has gained popularity during the California drought.
Bob Muir, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, says the board approved the additional money on Tue…

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