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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 12:18 AM PST

Sierra Snow Expected to Help California Battle Drought

Sierra Snow Expected to Help California Battle Drought

The several feet of snow expected in the Sierra this week is expected to considerably change the look of California's drought map.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 at 08:53 PM PDT

Drought is Over in Nearly One-Fourth of California: Monitor

Drought is Over in Nearly One-Fourth of California: Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor says a rainy fall has helped pull nearly one-fourth of California out of the state's five-year drought.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:14 AM PDT

Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland

Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland

In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 05:24 PM PDT

Russian River Contains Toxic Algae

Russian River Contains Toxic Algae

Sonoma County public health officials are warning the public to keep pets away from the Russian River because of toxic algae, a repeat of last year's warning, which ended up killing a dog who swam there.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 12:05 PM PDT

Californians Conserved Less Water in June

Californians Conserved Less Water in June

Californians conserved less water in June, the first month after statewide mandates were eased and control over drought restrictions returned to local water agencies, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 07:35 AM PDT

Oakland Lake Closed Because of Toxic Algae Bloom

Oakland Lake Closed Because of Toxic Algae Bloom

For the third summer in a row, Oakland's Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers indefinitely because of toxic green blue algae, exacerbated by California's drought, though the rest of the park remains open.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:27 AM PDT

California Lets Local Water Districts Set Saving

California Lets Local Water Districts Set Saving

California has decided to let hundreds of local water districts set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased the drought in some parts of the state.

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:37 AM PDT

CalFire Battles 290 Fires in Week

CalFire Battles 290 Fires in Week

CalFire firefighters have battled 290 fires in one week, 2017 in six months.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:27 AM PDT

Governor Orders Permanent Drought Measures

Governor Orders Permanent Drought Measures

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered California to permanently follow some conservation measures taken during the state's drought.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 07:15 PM PDT

EBMUD Suspends Excess Water Fines

EBMUD Suspends Excess Water Fines

Nearly a year after the East Bay Municipal Utility District was the first supplier in California to limit household use and publicly list violates, its board unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend excess-use...

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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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