Stories tagged: drought
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
Weekend storms brought much-needed rain to the Inland Northwest over the week.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Water users in the Little Spokane River Basin may have to curb their consumption if water levels dip much lower, the state Department of Ecology has warned. The agency said …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to …
Wed., June 5, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent …
Sat., May 25, 2019, noon
If the words “drought-tolerant” make you think of a yard full of cactus, think again. There are plenty of stunning plants worth considering.
Mon., May 20, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predicted throughout the summer.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state’s largest lake, hoping …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
Due to this summer’s drought in Central Europe, boulders known as “hunger stones” are reappearing in the Elbe River.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
Klamath County officials have declared a drought emergency, as county commissioners worry that the upcoming irrigation season may be the driest in several years and could cause millions of dollars …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
If winter weather doesn’t arrive soon, Oregon could be facing a summer drought.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties – home to one-fourth of the state’s population, a U.S. …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
The United States will provide an additional $91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, the top U.S. official in charge of …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Nearly all of Montana is experiencing drought or trending toward drought, fueling wildfires and costing farmers millions of dollars.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
HELENA, Mont. – The drought plaguing eastern Montana and much of North and South Dakota came on quickly and is intensifying, leading ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
The drought that is plaguing eastern Montana came on fast.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
An extreme drought in northeastern Montana is causing major problems for wheat farmers in the region.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official on Friday: The long California drought is over.