Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:27 PM PDT

Soil Moisture Observatory Sends Back First Images

Soil Moisture Observatory Sends Back First Images

The SMAP observatory is designed to help scientists better understand, predict and monitor natural hazards like droughts and floods

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 07:15 PM PDT

West Marin County's Salmon Count Hits Drastic Low

West Marin County's Salmon Count Hits Drastic Low

According to federal statistics, the Lagunitas Watershed once was home to 4,000 coho salmon. But through the years their numbers have dropped to dire levels.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 07:01 PM PDT

Tiered Water Pricing to Spur Conservation Ruled Unconstitutional

Tiered Water Pricing to Spur Conservation Ruled Unconstitutional

An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage...

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 01:38 PM PDT

Woodside Needs to Cut Water Use by 35%

Woodside Needs to Cut Water Use by 35%

A new report has found that Woodside residents need to reduce their water use by 35 percent or risk heavy fines.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 07:28 AM PDT

William Shatner Wants $30B to Save California

William Shatner Wants $30B to Save California

Actor William Shatner is launching a $30 billion fundraising campaign to aid in California's drought relief efforts.

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 05:38 PM PDT

California Delta Smelt Survey Turns Up Only 1 Fish

California Delta Smelt Survey Turns Up Only 1 Fish

California's drought appears to be taking a toll on a threatened fish species.

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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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