Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 09:36 PM PDT

California Lawmakers Pass $7.5B Water Plan

California Lawmakers Pass $7.5B Water Plan

California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November, marking the largest water investment in decades for a state struggling with a historic drought,...

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 07:11 PM PDT

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Passed in SF, East Bay

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Passed in SF, East Bay

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay imposed mandatory restrictions on water use to help alleviate California's drought Tuesday.

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT

Water Conservation Campaign Enlists Conan O'Brien

Water Conservation Campaign Enlists Conan O'Brien

TV host Conan O'Brien and his sidekick Andy Richter offer their quirky humor to combat the drought by urging Californians to conserve water. They recorded six public service announcements that include specific...

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 03:03 PM PDT

California's $11 Billion Water Bond

California's $11 Billion Water Bond

The drought crisis in California has been well-documented, with few viable solutions ready to go for the state’s water-intensive agriculture business and thirsty residents.

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM PDT

Drought Lessons: Water Wasters Attend Water School

Drought Lessons: Water Wasters Attend Water School

Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn't bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations...

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM PDT

El Niño Chances Decrease for Drought-Stricken California

El Niño Chances Decrease for Drought-Stricken California

Just a few months ago, the forecast for a wet winter looked promising. But the summer has revealed a drier future.

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 04:28 PM PDT

California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry

California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull examines how California's severe drought can affect the taste, production and price of beer.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM PDT

San Jose Water Leak Remains Unfixed After 20 Days

San Jose Water Leak Remains Unfixed After 20 Days

A San Jose resident is frustrated over water officials failing to fix a city water line that has been leaking for 20 days.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 07:47 PM PDT

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:45 AM PDT

Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet

Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet

Santa Cruz is taking the drought very seriously. The city’s Water Department slapped a $3,000 fine on a man who had a running toilet for eight days, NBC affiliate KSBW reported Wednesday.

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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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