Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 11:26 PM PDT

Sierra-at-Tahoe Suspends Skiing as Drought Takes Toll

Sierra-at-Tahoe Suspends Skiing as Drought Takes Toll

A ski resort south of Lake Tahoe has suspended its winter operations due to a lack of snow and could end up closing the rest of the season for the earliest time in about 40 years.

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 04:36 PM PDT

One Year of Water Left in California

One Year of Water Left in California

As California’s drought rapidly worsens, NASA Senior Water Cycle Scientist Jay Famiglietti warns Californians that the state’s water supply has been reduced to one year’s worth of water.

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 07:05 PM PDT

Mayor Wants SJ to Rely Heavily on Recycled Water

Mayor Wants SJ to Rely Heavily on Recycled Water

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to up the ante on water conservation.

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 07:20 AM PDT

So You Think You Know About California's Drought?

So You Think You Know About California's Drought?

Test your knowledge of the drought that's plagued California for more than three years.

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 07:45 AM PDT

California Water Board to Vote on Stricter Restrictions

California Water Board to Vote on Stricter Restrictions

California water regulators, alarmed by slack conservation three years into a crippling drought, took the unprecedented step last summer of establishing statewide restrictions and gave communities a hammer...

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 06:24 PM PDT

Drought Update: Storms Not Cold Enough to Increase Sierra Snowpack

Drought Update: Storms Not Cold Enough to Increase Sierra Snowpack

Another low point in our water crisis. Today the U.S. Drought Monitor released its latest map of California. Side by side comparisons of March 10, 2015 and March 11, 2014 show 40 percent of the state in...

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 06:16 PM PDT

Warm February Takes Toll on Mountain Snowpack in West

Warm February Takes Toll on Mountain Snowpack in West

Warm temperatures in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 11:30 PM PDT

South Bay District Considers 20 Percent Hike in Water Rates

South Bay District Considers 20 Percent Hike in Water Rates

South Bay residents appear headed for a substantial drought-driven increase in their water bill.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 05:43 PM PST

Snowpack Survey Comparable to Lowest on Record Since 1991

Snowpack Survey Comparable to Lowest on Record Since 1991

California's third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:16 AM PST

Improved Forecast For Salmon Season in California

Improved Forecast For Salmon Season in California

State wildlife officials say Northern California fishermen could be treated to an abundant salmon season this fall, despite the lingering 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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