Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 at 03:17 PM PDT

Tahoe Level at 5-Year Low

Tahoe Level at 5-Year Low

Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as...

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 03:35 PM PDT

Gun Recovered 22 Years Later From Drought-Stricken SoCal Lake

Gun Recovered 22 Years Later From Drought-Stricken SoCal Lake

Water in Los Angeles County's Castaic Lake is so low amid California's drought that a fisherman has recovered a handgun and a badge that a federal agent lost in the water decades ago.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 06:03 PM PDT

California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent in August

 California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent in August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California's drought hits home, with community wells running dry, farm fields turning to dust and...

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM PDT

CA Drought Watch: Boys Use Bare Hands to Save Water

CA Drought Watch: Boys Use Bare Hands to Save Water

Two South Bay boys are so fed up with wasting water they are taking matters into their own hands.

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM PDT

Drought Blamed for Dead Fish Found at Los Gatos Lake

Drought Blamed for Dead Fish Found at Los Gatos Lake

Piles of dead fish found in the Vasona Lake Park neighborhood in Los Gatos are the latest victims of California's severe drought.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 05:38 PM PDT

Crews Clear Dry Brush, Invasive Trees in East Bay Hills

Crews Clear Dry Brush, Invasive Trees in East Bay Hills

Residents are on alert in the fire-prone East Bay Hills, where a certain species of trees is making the threat even greater.

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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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