Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM PDT

Chesbro Reservoir Close to Minimum Water Level

Chesbro Reservoir Close to Minimum Water Level

Santa Clara Valley Water District officials said the Chesbro reservoir is in danger of drying up due to California's severe drought.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 03:03 PM PDT

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM PDT

Pot Farmer Says He Has Solved California Drought

Pot Farmer Says He Has Solved California Drought

Water, water, nowhere -- and yet green, green gardens abound. A Marin County marijuana farmer says he has figured out a water-saving gardening technique.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 06:33 PM PDT

Morgan Hill Imposes Stricter Watering Rules

Morgan Hill Imposes Stricter Watering Rules

Morgan Hill residents will be limited to a single day of watering per week beginning in November. Water officials are forcing residents to cut from three days a week of watering down to one.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 07:36 PM PDT

Bay Area Cut Water Usage by 13 Percent in July

Bay Area Cut Water Usage by 13 Percent in July

The California State Resources Board reports Bay Area residents slashed water use by an average of 13 percent in July.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 01:41 PM PDT

California Water Use Drops in July

California Water Use Drops in July

California water agencies reported a 7.5 percent drop in monthly water use in July in a survey released Tuesday, falling far short of Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in water use when...

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 08:03 AM PDT

Drought Forces Closure of SoCal Water Wells

Drought Forces Closure of SoCal Water Wells

The severe California drought has led to a water crisis so critical that three wells in one Southern California city have recently shut down. Mauricio Guardado runs a water utility that serves 120,000 people in...

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 10:08 AM PDT

Drought Impacts Bay Area Nudist Colony

Drought Impacts Bay Area Nudist Colony

A well-known nudist colony in the Los Gatos area is feeling the effects of California's drought.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT

Golf Course Could Close Due to Drought

Golf Course Could Close Due to Drought

California’s drought is continuing to put the squeeze on many South Bay businesses. One public golf course in San Jose is in danger of shutting down.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 06:40 AM PDT

Menlo Park Residents Asked to Cut Water Use by 30 Percent

Menlo Park Residents Asked to Cut Water Use by 30 Percent

Menlo Park is responding to the state's call to conserve more water during the severe drought by implementing an urgency ordinance.

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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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