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U.S. President Barack Obama walks through the the Museum of the City of Havana March 20, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama walks through the the Museum of the City of Havana March 20, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama seeks more coordination on dealing with drought

Obama issued a presidential memorandum and separate action plan Monday that sets forth a series of goals for the federal government. They include sharing more information about drought risks with state, regional, tribal and local authorities, and improving coordination of federal drought-related activities.

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California Storms
The Almaden Reservoir is filled after series of storms Monday, March 14, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Storms replenish key reservoirs amid California drought

Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought and raising hopes that water-use restrictions might be eased.

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Californina Sinking Land Costs
This Dec. 22, 2015, photog shows a buckle in the lining of the Delta Mendota Canal near Dos Palos, California. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
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Damage from sinking land costing California billions

Four years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down the Central Valley, requiring repairs to infrastructure that experts say are costing billions of dollars.

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Todd Gipstein, Getty Images
Todd Gipstein, Getty Images
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Drought watch: Millions of NJ residents asked to conserve water

With the sustained dry weather and not much precipitation in sight, many New Jerseyans are being urged to voluntarily cut down on their water usage.

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Is a drought possible in NJ? (brickrena, ThinkStock)
Is a drought possible in NJ? (brickrena, ThinkStock)
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Is a drought imminent in New Jersey?

We haven't had any significant rainfall in the Garden State in a couple of months, and there is growing concern a drought could soon be declared in parts of New Jersey.

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Pacific Northwest cities enact voluntary water reductions

Normally rainy cities in Washington state took the unusual step on Tuesday of asking residents and businesses to voluntarily cut back their water use by 10 percent, in response to unusually hot and dry weather.

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California Drought
FILE -- In this July 9, 2014 file photo a woman works among drought-tolerant plants in her front yard in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
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California says water use fell by 27 percent in June

California says water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing governor's conservation target.

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Rainy Summer Day
June 2015 was the fourth wettest on record. (Zoia Kostina/ThinkStock)
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June was fourth wettest on record for New Jersey

It was just about a month ago when New Jersey was on the verge of a potential drought, but a wetter-than-average June has erased the possibility.

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(Zoia Kostina, ThinkStock)
(Zoia Kostina, ThinkStock)
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Recent rain is ‘liquid gold’ for New Jersey

New Jersey has been on the precipice of drought conditions in recent months, but the recent rainfall has made a big difference.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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How is the drought affecting you? – Poll

Spring is in full bloom, but plants are looking less lush lately thanks to a month without much rain. Is the lack of precipitation changing you, too?

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