(Damian Dovarganes/AP)
California Drought State and Bay Area readies for El Nino storms

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.  
California Drought: Urban users cut their water use by whopping 31.3 percent in July heat
In the midst of summer heat -- and even with the prospect of an El Niño soaker -- drought-conscious Californians continued to show vigilance in water conservation, slashing water use dramatically.
 

Link to weather page  
 
California's drought: Flipbook of the maps, 2014

The maps created by the U.S. Drought Monitor show the severity of California's drought for each week of 2014. 
Link out to water district reservoir page  
 
(Damian Dovarganes/AP)
California Drought State and Bay Area readies for El Nino storms

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.