Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT

Palo Alto OKs $100 Fines For Wasting Water

Palo Alto OKs $100 Fines For Wasting Water

Palo Alto is saving water steadily, but anyone who does not will be slapped with $100 daily fines beginning shortly. That is, after receiving three warnings.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM PDT

Chesbro Reservoir Close to Minimum Water Level

Chesbro Reservoir Close to Minimum Water Level

Santa Clara Valley Water District officials said the Chesbro reservoir is in danger of drying up due to California's severe drought.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 03:03 PM PDT

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM PDT

Pot Farmer Says He Has Solved California Drought

Pot Farmer Says He Has Solved California Drought

Water, water, nowhere -- and yet green, green gardens abound. A Marin County marijuana farmer says he has figured out a water-saving gardening technique.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 06:33 PM PDT

Morgan Hill Imposes Stricter Watering Rules

Morgan Hill Imposes Stricter Watering Rules

Morgan Hill residents will be limited to a single day of watering per week beginning in November. Water officials are forcing residents to cut from three days a week of watering down to one.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 07:36 PM PDT

Bay Area Cut Water Usage by 13 Percent in July

Bay Area Cut Water Usage by 13 Percent in July

The California State Resources Board reports Bay Area residents slashed water use by an average of 13 percent in July.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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