Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM PST

"Holy Guacamole!" Avocado Prices Expected to Rise

"Holy Guacamole!" Avocado Prices Expected to Rise

In spite of recent rain, California’s drought has taken a serious toll on the avocado industry.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 04:20 PM PST

Don't Blame California Drought on Global Warming: Feds

Don't Blame California Drought on Global Warming: Feds

Don't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says. A report issued Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said natural variations...

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 03:53 PM PST

El Nino Chance Increases to 65 Percent

El Nino Chance Increases to 65 Percent

The chance of El Niño weather conditions developing this winter for the Northern Hemisphere increased to 65 percent, but any hope for drought relief in California should be tempered due to the severity of...

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 01:29 PM PST

CA Loses Ground in Drought Water-Saving

CA Loses Ground in Drought Water-Saving

Californians managed to reduce their daily water use by only 6.7 percent in October compared to the same period last year, far short of Gov. Jerry Brown's goal.

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM PST

Experts Say Prolonged Drought Has Left Trees Unstable, Vulnerable

Experts Say Prolonged Drought Has Left Trees Unstable, Vulnerable

Thirsty trees affected by the drought could certainly use some rain, but it's a delicate balance. Too much could mean serious trouble. Kimberly Tere reports.

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 07:33 PM PST

California's Severe Drought Impacting Quality of Christmas Trees

California's Severe Drought Impacting Quality of Christmas Trees

The day after Thanksgiving generally means the hunt is on for the best Christmas tree. But California's severe drought has some tree farms warning customers that they may not see the quality they have in...

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM PST

San Francisco Turning to Groundwater for its Taps

San Francisco Turning to Groundwater for its Taps

San Francisco's pristine tap water from mountain runoff in the Sierra Nevada soon may be a little less pure.

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 03:58 PM PST

Brown Lawn Lands Homeowner in Court

Brown Lawn Lands Homeowner in Court

Fernand Bogman thinks of himself as a responsible citizen by conserving water during California's dry spell. But city officials say his lawn is a

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 09:04 AM PST

"Abysmal Start" to Water Year in California

"Abysmal Start" to Water Year in California

California's water year is off to a poor start with only light to moderate precipitation.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 05:56 PM PST

Sen. Feinstein: Drought Relief Bill Out For This Year

Sen. Feinstein: Drought Relief Bill Out For This Year

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that congressional efforts to provide drought relief to Central Valley farmers and communities are dead for the year.

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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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