Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board is looking to spend half a million dollars on hiring water police to help new conservation regulations approved by the state.

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 06:52 PM PDT

South Bay Farms Impacted by Shutdown of Water Pipeline

South Bay Farms Impacted by Shutdown of Water Pipeline

South Bay farmers are feeling the pain of the drought more than ever after the Santa Clara Valley Water District turned off a major pipeline Thursday.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 06:44 PM PDT

Water Agencies Work to Enforce New CA Restrictions

Water Agencies Work to Enforce New CA Restrictions

Bay Area water agencies are now trying to figure out how to enforce new state restrictions, including fining water wasters up to $500 a day.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:17 PM PDT

Severe Drought May Nudge Birds Toward Extinction

Severe Drought May Nudge Birds Toward Extinction

The Cosumnes River Preserve near the Central Valley, a key stop for birds, may be greatly impacted by California's severe drought if water regulators tighten the tap on the preserve's annual water allotment.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM PDT

State Approves $500 Fines for Water Wasters

State Approves $500 Fines for Water Wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday took unprecedented steps to get folks to conserve with the severe drought showing no signs of ending soon. The board approved mandatory state-wide...

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 04:27 PM PDT

California Wells Could Run Dry in One Year: Study

California Wells Could Run Dry in One Year: Study

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study...

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 07:18 PM PDT

California Water Use Rises Amid Crippling Drought

California Water Use Rises Amid Crippling Drought

Californians increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to...

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:08 PM PDT

Drought Offers Opportunity to Repair Ponds

Drought Offers Opportunity to Repair Ponds

California's severe drought is giving area crews a chance to make repairs to ponds that have recently dried up.

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 04:14 AM PDT

Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company

Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company

Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to transform grass that has turned drought dull.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 08:45 AM PDT

California Board Approves Fines for Water Wasters

California Board Approves Fines for Water Wasters

Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions passed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns...

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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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