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Western US Cities to Remove Decorative Grass amid Drought

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of 30 agencies that supply water to homes and businesses throughout the western United States has pledged to rip up lots of decorative grass to help keep water in the over-tapped Colorado River. …

China Plans Cloud Seeding to Protect Grain Crop from Drought

CHONGQING, China (AP) — China says it will try to protect its grain harvest from record-setting drought by using chemicals to generate rain, while factories in the southwest waited Sunday to see whether they would be shut down for another …

After Wildfires, Scorched Trees Could Disrupt Water Supplies

TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. (AP) — In a California forest torched by wildfire last summer, researcher Anne Nolin examines a handful of the season’s remaining snow, now darkened by black specks from the burned trees above. Spring heat waves had already …

Flooding Threat Hangs Over Thai Capital Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok and other areas of central Thailand received new warnings of possible major flooding, even as disaster relief authorities said Wednesday the threat had eased in 13 of 30 provinces elsewhere that were lashed by seasonal monsoon …

California Targets Urgent Projects as Wildfire Season Looms

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that …

Roads Flooded, Rivers Rising Across the Deep South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Deep South on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again filled a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing. The National …

3 Midwest States Demand More Power over River after Floods

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system. Following a meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, …

Weather Saps Wyoming Snowpack and Flood Outlook

A warm, dry spring has sapped Wyoming’s mountain snowpack to the point that the state likely won’t see the widespread, record flooding that occurred over the past two years, but that doesn’t mean the state is out of the woods. …

Missouri Reservoirs out of Flood Control Zone

The Army Corps of Engineers says that all Missouri River reservoirs are now out of the “flood control” zone, with the Fort Randall reservoir in South Dakota being the last to drop below that level. The zone is the top …