Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 01:21 PM PDT

Record Drought Saps Honeybee Production

Record Drought Saps Honeybee Production

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 07:31 AM PDT

Drought Effect: Orange County May Keep New Swimming Pools Empty

Drought Effect: Orange County May Keep New Swimming Pools Empty

Some Orange County pool owners may not be able to fill their pools if a water-saving ordinance goes into effect. Officials say it takes 20,000 gallons of water to reach the top of most swimming

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 09:10 AM PDT

Drought Causing Smaller Grape Harvest For Sauvignon Blanc

Drought Causing Smaller Grape Harvest For Sauvignon Blanc

The drought is causing a smaller harvest this year for Ghielmetti Vineyards in Livermore, but is not impacting the quality says Steven Mirassou. Workers are hand-picking grapes for Wednesday's Sauvignon...

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT

Cemeteries Work to Cope with Drought

Cemeteries Work to Cope with Drought

Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought.

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 at 09:59 AM PDT

California Water Bond Won't Be a Drought-Buster

California Water Bond Won't Be a Drought-Buster

Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California's most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 09:36 PM PDT

California Lawmakers Pass $7.5B Water Plan

California Lawmakers Pass $7.5B Water Plan

California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November, marking the largest water investment in decades for a state struggling with a historic drought,...

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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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