Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 12:22 PM PDT

New Water Conservation Target 20%

New Water Conservation Target 20%

Benicia city officials announced last week that the city's water conservation target has been reduced from 28 percent to 20 percent, according to new requirements released by the State Water Resources Control...

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 06:40 AM PDT

San Jose Couple Paints Brown Lawn Red, White And Blue in Honor of Flag Day

San Jose Couple Paints Brown Lawn Red, White And Blue in Honor of Flag Day

A San Jose couple found a way to be patriotic and save water at the same time.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:33 PM PDT

Drought Conditions Could Spread Disease

Drought Conditions Could Spread Disease

This week Governor Brown said that extreme drought could lead to the spread of disease. Is that fair warning or fear mongering? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 08:30 PM PDT

Nudist Camp Owners Charged With Stealing Water

Nudist Camp Owners Charged With Stealing Water

The owners of a Bay Area nudist resort have been charged with stealing water during the state's historic drought.

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 05:04 PM PDT

Sticky Seats? California Ballparks Get Creative to Conserve

Sticky Seats? California Ballparks Get Creative to Conserve

Earlier this season, the grounds crew that watches over the lush green playing field where the San Francisco Giants play tried something new: They cut back on overnight watering.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 02:29 PM PDT

Record Cuts for Calif. Farmers With Senior Water Rights

Record Cuts for Calif. Farmers With Senior Water Rights

Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record for farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights, which date to more than a century ago. State water officials announced...

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 07:06 PM PDT

Lawsuit Challenges How Water Bills Are Calculated

Lawsuit Challenges How Water Bills Are Calculated

A lawsuit filed in Marin County could upend the way most Californians pay for water by challenging the tiered-rate structure most water departments enforce. Mark Matthews reports.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 02:22 PM PDT

Pacific Ocean "Blob" Inching Closer to CA: NOAA

Pacific Ocean "Blob" Inching Closer to CA: NOAA

Scientists have been watching it since 2013: an unnaturally warm patch of the Pacific Ocean, a thousand feet long and a thousand feet wide, and growing. They call it “the blob."

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 07:10 PM PDT

Strong Chance El Niño Will Continue Into Winter

Strong Chance El Niño Will Continue Into Winter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's more and more likely California could see more wet weather this fall. NBC Bay Area chief meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and reporter Damian Trujillo...

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 07:13 PM PDT

Racy Ads Promote Water Saving With A Wink in San Francisco

Racy Ads Promote Water Saving With A Wink in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area water officials are rolling out a new line of racy public awareness ads coaxing an already water-thrifty metropolis to give it up just a bit more.

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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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