Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

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 the...

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.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 03:40 PM PST

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

Most Californians Agree, Water Shortage Is Serious

California voters overwhelmingly see the state's ongoing water shortage as a serious problem, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 08:59 PM PST

Water Thefts on the Rise in Drought-Stricken California

Water Thefts on the Rise in Drought-Stricken California

As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities -- water.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 08:06 AM PST

Cal Fire Seasonal Hiring Starts Earlier Than Usual

Cal Fire Seasonal Hiring Starts Earlier Than Usual

Cal Fire is ready to start focusing on a potentially early fire season. Applicants are expected to begin lining up outside the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection headquarters in Morgan Hill on...

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:24 AM PST

Some Ski Resorts Struggle From Drought

Some Ski Resorts Struggle From Drought

"We're basically the canary in the coal mine," one owner said.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 02:41 PM PST

Study Predicts "Megadroughts" in US West

Study Predicts "Megadroughts" in US West

As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming -- and they're bound to last for decades.

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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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