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Climate change makes drought recovery tougher in U.S. West

Oct. 21, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of the hottest and driest months on record. ...

Storms head for fire-ravaged California amid drought

Oct. 20, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Showers drifted across the drought-stricken and fire-scarred landscape of Northern California on Wednesday, trailed by a series of progressively stronger storms that are expected to bring significant rain and snow into next week, forecasters said. ...

Hopeful storms in forecast for drought plagued US West

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mired in an historic drought, California is set to get its first significant soaking of the season this week, with storms forecasted to dump up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain in parched parts of the state. But the rain, which comes after...

Water boil order lifted for communities around Wichita

Oct. 12, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Residents outside of Kansas' largest city of Wichita who get their water from a rural district no longer have to boil their tap water after testing showed it to be safe. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Sunday rescinded a boil...

Water main break sparks concern about Wichita's aging pipes

Oct. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The major water line break that forced residents of Kansas' largest city to boil their water before using it for several days highlights concerns about Wichita's aging infrastructure. The water main break that forced the boil order last week...

Boil order ends in Kansas' largest city

Oct. 09, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Residents of Kansas' largest city no longer need to boil their water. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Saturday that it was rescinding the order that was put in place Thursday afternoon after a large water main break. It...

Wichita schools closed after water main break, boil advisory

Oct. 08, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ largest city was placed under a water boil order after a large water main break, leading Wichita-area schools to close Friday and prompting residents to make a run on bottled water. The city issued the advisory Thursday afternoon,...

California regulators warn of dry reservoirs, restrictions

Sep. 30, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's reservoirs are so dry from a historic drought that regulators warned Thursday it's possible the state's water agencies won't get anything from them next year, a frightening possibility that could force mandatory restrictions for residents. ...

California struggles to conserve water amid historic drought

Sep. 21, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians failed to significantly cut back their water consumption in July, state officials announced Tuesday, foreshadowing some difficult decisions for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration as an historic drought lingers into the fall. Newsom...

Maine CDC investigating gastrointestinal illness at camp

Aug. 23, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities said Monday they are still investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses associated with a camping resort. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said it is aware of 32 people with symptoms within...