Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 07:27 AM PST

Drought Update: Lack of Snow "the Consistent Issue"

Drought Update: Lack of Snow "the Consistent Issue"

A lack of snowfall during what are typically the wettest months of the year in California continues to dampen hopes for drought recovery, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor Report.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 at 05:13 PM PST

California Meets Water-Use Goal for First Time

California Meets Water-Use Goal for First Time

The state's monthly water-use report card released Tuesday shows that Californians have met the state's 20-percent water-use reduction goal for the first time.

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM PST

San Francisco Experiences Driest January on Record

San Francisco Experiences Driest January on Record

For the first time in recorded weather history, San Francisco received no measurable rain in January.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 06:14 AM PST

Calif. Snowpack "Dismally Meager," Survey Finds

Calif. Snowpack "Dismally Meager," Survey Finds

California appears to be facing a fourth consecutive dry year, with water reservoirs already at critically low levels, the results of the state's second snowpack survey suggest. Snowpack levels in the Sierra...

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 08:37 PM PST

Driest January On Record Is Almost Over

Driest January On Record Is Almost Over

The driest January on record is coming to a close, with one thing in common from Jan. 1 to today: no rain.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 02:58 PM PST

Snow Survey: Sierra Nevada Snowpack Far Below Normal

Snow Survey: Sierra Nevada Snowpack Far Below Normal

California's second snow survey finds the Sierra Nevada snowpack far below normal after a dry and unusually warm January.

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM PST

"Exceptional Drought" Expands in Parts of CA

"Exceptional Drought" Expands in Parts of CA

Nearly 100 percent of California remains in drought after only light to moderate rain fell in parts of the state during early January, according to this most recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor. The...

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 06:10 PM PST

CA Agency Releasing More State Water After Storms

CA Agency Releasing More State Water After Storms

Recent storms will allow California to provide more water to local agencies and farms even as drought conditions stretch into a fourth year, officials announced Thursday.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 02:56 PM PST

Water Conservation Improves, Falls Short of Goal

Water Conservation Improves, Falls Short of Goal

New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.

Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 at 06:47 PM PST

Citing Drought, Central Coast Town Rushes Water Plant

Citing Drought, Central Coast Town Rushes Water Plant

California's drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns for most communities, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity to...

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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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