Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 05:29 PM PDT

California Chef Gets Creative, Saves Water by Using Air Compressor

California Chef Gets Creative, Saves Water by Using Air Compressor

As California figures out how to deal with this historic drought, everyone is looking to cut back on water use. That includes one California chef who has found a way to save hundreds of gallons of water per day....

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT

Water Regulators OK Drought Restrictions

Water Regulators OK Drought Restrictions

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents...

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:01 AM PDT

Drought a Factor in Abandoned Kittens

Drought a Factor in Abandoned Kittens

A rise in kittens surrendered to animal shelters this spring - in part because of the drought - has Oakland Animal Services officials asking residents to help foster the abandoned felines.

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:27 PM PDT

Brown Proposes $10K Fine for Water Wasters

Brown Proposes $10K Fine for Water Wasters

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water as California cities try to meet mandatory conservation targets during the drought.

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:23 AM PDT

QUIZ: Who Can Save Us From the Drought Now?

QUIZ: Who Can Save Us From the Drought Now?

If you think you know it all about California's drought, then water you waiting for? Test your knowledge of the shower-shortening dry spell!

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT

Mayors Drink Toilet Water to Tout $612M Plan

Mayors Drink Toilet Water to Tout $612M Plan

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and local government officials on Monday drank recycled toilet water to dramatize a $612 million project to produce a "drought-proof" supply of drinking water through purification.

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:47 PM PDT

Santa Clara Valley Water District Says Residents Conserving Less

Santa Clara Valley Water District Says Residents Conserving Less

The boost South Bay reservoirs got earlier this year has dried up. And, apparently, so did some of the public's drive to conserve. Robert Handa reports.

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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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