Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM PDT

El Niño Chances Decrease for Drought-Stricken California

El Niño Chances Decrease for Drought-Stricken California

Just a few months ago, the forecast for a wet winter looked promising. But the summer has revealed a drier future.

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 04:28 PM PDT

California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry

California's Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull examines how California's severe drought can affect the taste, production and price of beer.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM PDT

San Jose Water Leak Remains Unfixed After 20 Days

San Jose Water Leak Remains Unfixed After 20 Days

A San Jose resident is frustrated over water officials failing to fix a city water line that has been leaking for 20 days.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 07:47 PM PDT

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:45 AM PDT

Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet

Santa Cruz Man Fined $3,000 Over Leaky Toilet

Santa Cruz is taking the drought very seriously. The city’s Water Department slapped a $3,000 fine on a man who had a running toilet for eight days, NBC affiliate KSBW reported Wednesday.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT

Wary Bay Area Winemakers Eye Next Year

Wary Bay Area Winemakers Eye Next Year

Another winter with little rain has taken its toll on those who depend on nature’s irrigation

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM PDT

Water Agencies Work to Enforce Emergency Drought Regulations

Water Agencies Work to Enforce Emergency Drought Regulations

The Santa Clara Valley Water District reports complaints about water waste are pouring in.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 01:24 PM PDT

Pasadena Water Supply Shortage Plan in Effect

Pasadena Water Supply Shortage Plan in Effect

The Pasadena City Council on Monday night declared a local water emergency.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 06:47 AM PDT

California Can't Say if It's Meeting Drought Goal

California Can't Say if It's Meeting Drought Goal

In ways big and small, the state government is conserving water to try to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's request that everyone, from residents to businesses to state agencies, reduce their use by 20 percent.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM PDT

High Tech Meters Help Residents Track Water Usage

High Tech Meters Help Residents Track Water Usage

Palo Alto Utilities is working to make it easier for customers to track their water usage thanks to a pilot program testing a new advanced metered device.

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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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