February 8, 2023

Drought Mainly to Blame For Uptick in California Tree Deaths

About 36 million dead trees were recorded in California last year, a dramatic increase from previous years. A report by the U.S. Forest Service explains the die-offs are the result of drought, insects and disease.

January 25, 2023

Atmospheric Rivers Take Chunk Out of Drought

Nine atmospheric rivers dropped feet of rain and snow across California and the West Coast from late December to mid-January. The deluge caused deaths, landslides and flooding, but improved the drought situation across a large chunk of the western United States.

January 20, 2023

An Outpouring of Color

Following a siege of atmospheric rivers, sediment billowed into the Pacific Ocean along the California coastline.

January 12, 2023

Storms Soak California

Unrelenting storms have inundated the state, delivering soil-saturating rain.

January 6, 2023

Atmospheric River Lashes California

The latest in a series of atmospheric rivers drenching the state was accompanied by hazardous winds and left thousands of people without power.

January 4, 2023

Floodwater Inundates North-Central California

Heavy rain and levee breaches triggered flooding in parts of Sacramento and the Bay Area.

January 2, 2023

Powerful California Storm Triggers Deadly Floods

An atmospheric river storm caused deadly flooding and mudslides in parts of California, with at least one person reported dead. San Francisco was hit by its second wettest day on record.

December 13, 2022

How Water Cycles Can Help Prevent Disastrous Floods and Drought

To prevent devastating droughts and floods, humanity can tune in to natural solutions to repair water cycles disrupted by human development.

December 8, 2022

La Niña Times Three

Three consecutive years of La Niña conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean make it a rare “triple dip” event.

August 25, 2022

Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey's Flooding Worse

New research shows that if it were not for climate change, up to 50 percent of residences in Houston's Harris County would not have been flooded by Hurricane Harvey five years ago.

August 25, 2022

Cities Grapple Future Risk After Recent Flash Floods

Dallas is only the latest flood disaster. The many effects associated with flooding show why a holistic approach to planning for climate change is needed, and what communities can learn from one another in the face of a warming planet.

August 13, 2022

More Evidence of California's Extreme Weather Trend

New research shows the risk of hazardous weather is increasing in the Southwest U.S. More hot, dry winds, less rainfall and greater numbers of winter wildfires are the result.

August 3, 2022

Extreme Rainfall Deluges The Midwest

Record-breaking rain brought devastating flash floods and landslides to the central U.S. at the end of July 2022. Climate change makes extreme precipitation and weather more likely.

December 13, 2020

Connecting The Drops - Nikki Tulley, Navajo Nation

Nikki Tulley is a member of the Navajo Nation working with WWAO on its Navajo Drought Project. She explains why she's on a mission to help her community protect its most vital resource: water.

December 11, 2020

WWAO Passes The Baton to The Navajo

We have liftoff! NASA WWAO's new Drought Severity Tool is operational and has been handed off to its tribal partner, the Navajo Nation, as the project comes to a close.