Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 01:27 PM PST

Warm Pacific May Mean More Drought

Warm Pacific May Mean More Drought

The North Pacific may be warmer than it's ever been, with temperatures off the coast of California warm enough for swimming.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM PST

"Save Money, Save Water": CA Voters Pass Fiscal Props

"Save Money, Save Water": CA Voters Pass Fiscal Props

California voters passed a pair of ballot propositions that were touted by Gov. Jerry Brown as essential to the state's fiscal future.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 07:43 AM PST

SF Uses Least Water of Any City in State

SF Uses Least Water of Any City in State

The drought's gold star award for least water required goes to San Francisco, where residents use on average 45.7 gallons of water per day.

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 at 09:22 PM PST

What Will Prop 1 Water Bond Really Cost?

What Will Prop 1 Water Bond Really Cost?

California’s well-chronicled water crisis has just about everyone, from academics to administrators, brainstorming over a possible solution. How much will it cost you and what will the water bond actually...

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM PDT

California Farmers Challenge Drought Cutbacks

California Farmers Challenge Drought Cutbacks

Farmers in California's Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state's ongoing drought.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 07:13 AM PDT

South Bay Water District to Consider Tiered Rates

South Bay Water District to Consider Tiered Rates

The Santa Clara Valley Water District may soon implement more water restrictions after calls to conserve have failed to reach a 20 percent reduction goal.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM PDT

Gov. Brown: CA Needs Long-Term Vision on Water

Gov. Brown: CA Needs Long-Term Vision on Water

Gov. Jerry Brown laid out his long-term strategy for shoring up California's water system Monday, telling a water conference at Stanford University that the state's water crisis and the ongoing drought...

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 02:58 PM PDT

CA Drought Might "Persist or Intensify" During Winter

CA Drought Might "Persist or Intensify" During Winter

Recovery from California's record drought seems unlikely during what is expected to be a warm winter.

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 at 03:17 PM PDT

Tahoe Level at 5-Year Low

Tahoe Level at 5-Year Low

Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe's water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River, which has been reduced to a shallow stream as...

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 03:35 PM PDT

Gun Recovered 22 Years Later From Drought-Stricken SoCal Lake

Gun Recovered 22 Years Later From Drought-Stricken SoCal Lake

Water in Los Angeles County's Castaic Lake is so low amid California's drought that a fisherman has recovered a handgun and a badge that a federal agent lost in the water decades ago.

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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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