Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 07:21 PM PDT

Almonds Not the State's Worst Water Offender

Almonds Not the State's Worst Water Offender

The California almond is getting a bad reputation.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:26 PM PDT

Almond Farmer on Drought: "We Are Not the Villain"

Almond Farmer on Drought: "We Are Not the Villain"

As the California drought crisis deepens, some people are placing blame on almond farmers because it takes up to a gallon of water to produce a single nut, NBC News reported.

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:04 AM PDT

East Bay MUD Switching Its Water Source Due to Drought

East Bay MUD Switching Its Water Source Due to Drought

Tap water in the East Bay might start to taste weird and smell weird, and you can blame it on the drought. Stephanie Chuang reports.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM PDT
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By Asher Klein

10 Crazy (Brilliant) Ideas to End the CA Drought

These are the most out-of-left-field ideas and recommendations out of the nearly... See Full Gallery

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:19 AM PDT

Bottled-Water Business Grows Despite Drought

Bottled-Water Business Grows Despite Drought

A new Crystal Geyser Water Co. plant opening at the foot of Mount Shasta is adding to criticism of companies that are bottling water in California's drought.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:09 PM PDT

California Water Cuts Ignore Past Changes by Some Cities

California Water Cuts Ignore Past Changes by Some Cities

Cities like San Diego are making cuts in their water usage once again.

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 09:45 AM PDT

Fishy, "Earthy" Water Taste to Last Through Drought

Fishy, "Earthy" Water Taste to Last Through Drought

If you’re one of the 1.3 million customers in the San Francisco East Bay who thinks the water lately has been tasting, well, kinda awful, you’re not crazy. And starting Sunday, it’s going to taste and smell that...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:41 PM PDT
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By Nancy Oy

Drought: How Thirsty Are California Crops?

Major crops grown in California can soak up an incredible amount of water each... See Full Gallery

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 05:33 AM PDT

Calif. Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks

Calif. Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 04:27 PM PDT

California Fell Far Short of Water-Saving Target: Regulators

California Fell Far Short of Water-Saving Target: Regulators

Regulators are considering rules to set water reduction targets of as much as 36 percent for some communities.

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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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