Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 08:14 AM PDT

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

A storm dumped an inch of rain on drought-parched Southern California last week -- an unusual amount for May -- but it did little to end the state's extreme drought.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 04:43 PM PDT

50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed

50M Gallons of Water Lost After Dam Destroyed

Fremont police are trying to figure out who deflated a rubber dam on Alameda Creek Thursday morning, letting nearly 50 million gallons of drinking water flow out to the San Francisco Bay.

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 05:07 PM PDT

Calif. Farmers Strike Deal to Cut Water Use Amid Drought

Calif. Farmers Strike Deal to Cut Water Use Amid Drought

California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper,...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 03:54 PM PDT

Lake Mead Could Run Dangerously Low by 2017

Lake Mead Could Run Dangerously Low by 2017

Lake Mead's water levels will fall so low by January 2017 that utilities will be forced to cut supply to Arizona and Nevada, according to a report from federal water managers, The Associated Press reported.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 08:04 AM PDT

89% of Californians Think Water Shortage is Serious: Field Poll

89% of Californians Think Water Shortage is Serious: Field Poll

The drought definitely has our attention. A new NBC Bay Area Field Poll shows 89 percent of Californians say the water shortage is "serious."

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 06:12 PM PDT

Candlestick Demolition Temporarily Halted

Candlestick Demolition Temporarily Halted

Demolition halted temporarily on Friday as a construction company and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission tried to figure out whether the use of drinking water - at the height of a state drought - was...

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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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