Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 07:13 PM PST

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

The Sierra snowpack has jumped to 130 percent of average, the California Department of Water Resources announced after it took measurements Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:53 PM PST

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 05:35 PM PST

EBMUD Apologizing for Water Waster List Inaccuracies

EBMUD Apologizing for Water Waster List Inaccuracies

California's only large water district that publicly shames water wasters is admitting it messed up in some cases, mistakenly reporting inflated numbers for some of its customers.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:15 PM PST

Calif. Snowpack Hits 5-Year High

Calif. Snowpack Hits 5-Year High

Recent El Niño storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal - more than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years, officials said Tuesday.

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 06:47 PM PST

California Reservoirs Only Half-Full After Big Storms

California Reservoirs Only Half-Full After Big Storms

The recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths for this time of year, federal officials said Friday while releasing...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 08:21 PM PST

Gov. Brown Lays Out Revised Drought Plan

Gov. Brown Lays Out Revised Drought Plan

Caution was the theme of Governor Brown's State of the State address when it came to finances and our drought. "Water goes to the heart of what California is and what it has been over centuries," Gov.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:44 AM PST

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 01:01 PM PST

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, once again missing the 25 percent conservation mandate

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 06:52 PM PST

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

2015 will be remembered as one of the driest years in California history. There are promising signs El Niño will send us in the right direction, but experts warn the drought is not over yet.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 07:21 PM PST

Drought Busters: Is Sierra Snow Enough?

Drought Busters: Is Sierra Snow Enough?

From the Sierra to Santa Clara, it’s the message of the day: the snow survey is encouraging but is still a long way from ending the drought.

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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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