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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

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.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 at 02:12 PM PST

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

California will need another "March Miracle" for significant drought relief after a statewide survey shows snowpack at only 83 percent of the March 1 average.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 at 01:33 PM PST

CA Falling Just Shy of Water Conservation Goal

CA Falling Just Shy of Water Conservation Goal

Californians are falling short of the state's mandated water-saving target for the drought.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 03:05 PM PST

California Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

California Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. Ca...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 07:13 PM PST

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

The Sierra snowpack has jumped to 130 percent of average, the California Department of Water Resources announced after it took measurements Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:53 PM PST

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

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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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