Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 10:08 AM PDT

Drought Impacts Bay Area Nudist Colony

Drought Impacts Bay Area Nudist Colony

A well-known nudist colony in the Los Gatos area is feeling the effects of California's drought.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT

Golf Course Could Close Due to Drought

Golf Course Could Close Due to Drought

California’s drought is continuing to put the squeeze on many South Bay businesses. One public golf course in San Jose is in danger of shutting down.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 06:40 AM PDT

Menlo Park Residents Asked to Cut Water Use by 30 Percent

Menlo Park Residents Asked to Cut Water Use by 30 Percent

Menlo Park is responding to the state's call to conserve more water during the severe drought by implementing an urgency ordinance.

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 09:30 PM PDT

SJ Declares Water Shortage

SJ Declares Water Shortage

San Jose is asking its residents to cut their water use, and is asking nicely. Residents are asked to cut water use by 20 percent.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 08:55 AM PDT

Drought Watch: Homeowners Not Conserving Enough Water

Drought Watch: Homeowners Not Conserving Enough Water

California homeowners have been asked to conserve water, but a new report released Friday says Santa Clara County homeowners have used more this summer than they did in the spring. Now, San Jose is considering a

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM PDT

Parched California Finds Clever Ways to Save Water

Parched California Finds Clever Ways to Save Water

Parched California searches for clever ways to save water.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:14 AM PDT

Homeowner Fined for Water Conservation Efforts

Homeowner Fined for Water Conservation Efforts

A San Ramon homeowner is up in arms over being punished for her efforts to conserve during California's severe drought.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 01:21 PM PDT

Record Drought Saps Honeybee Production

Record Drought Saps Honeybee Production

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 07:31 AM PDT

Drought Effect: Orange County May Keep New Swimming Pools Empty

Drought Effect: Orange County May Keep New Swimming Pools Empty

Some Orange County pool owners may not be able to fill their pools if a water-saving ordinance goes into effect. Officials say it takes 20,000 gallons of water to reach the top of most swimming

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 09:10 AM PDT

Drought Causing Smaller Grape Harvest For Sauvignon Blanc

Drought Causing Smaller Grape Harvest For Sauvignon Blanc

The drought is causing a smaller harvest this year for Ghielmetti Vineyards in Livermore, but is not impacting the quality says Steven Mirassou. Workers are hand-picking grapes for Wednesday's Sauvignon...

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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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