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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

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...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 04:23 PM PDT

Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Plan

Water Providers Rethink Drought Conservation Plan

Water providers throughout California said Wednesday they want to decide how much water their customers need to conserve during the ongoing drought rather than take orders from the state.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:29 AM PDT

Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite

Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite

Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park will likely reach peak flows between now and May.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 03:07 PM PDT

CA Looks to Future of Water Rules After Wet Winter

CA Looks to Future of Water Rules After Wet Winter

Taking a regional approach to saving water in California's drought, state regulators suggest relaxing or dropping conservation orders for winter storm-soaked Northern Californians, while keeping in place strict...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:42 PM PDT

Snowpack Improves, But No 'One-Shot Wonder'

Snowpack Improves, But No 'One-Shot Wonder'

State drought surveyors trudged through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what turned out to be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 07:06 PM PDT

White House Water Summit Highlights Israeli/Calif. Innovation

White House Water Summit Highlights Israeli/Calif. Innovation

The focus at Tuesday’s “Water Summit” was on developing new technology and innovation to solve the water crisis in California and improve drought resiliency across the country. More than 200 experts, scientists,...

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:23 PM PDT

Key California Reservoirs Plump With Water

Key California Reservoirs Plump With Water

Four straight days of stormy weather have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California to historical averages -- including Lake Shasta, which hasn't been this full since May 2013.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 05:46 PM PST

CA Lake Levels Benefit from Recent Storms

CA Lake Levels Benefit from Recent Storms

The recent rains in Northern California are pushing up lake levels at an impressive pace.

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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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