Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 09:08 AM PDT

Fireworks Nixed in California Because of Drought

Fireworks Nixed in California Because of Drought

Fireworks will still splash across the sky in California cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:51 AM PDT

Popular Lake Closed Because of Toxic Algae Bloom

Popular Lake Closed Because of Toxic Algae Bloom

For the second summer in a row, Oakland's Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers indefinitely because of toxic green blue algae, likely exacerbated by California's drought, though the rest of the park remains...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 02:35 PM PDT

Police: Surveillance Video Shows Dam Vandals

Police: Surveillance Video Shows Dam Vandals

Police in the East Bay have released surveillance video and are now offering a $10,000 reward after a rubber dam was vandalized last month, spilling nearly 50 million gallons of drinking water.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 01:02 PM PDT

CalFire Preps For Wildfire With Matchbox Cars

CalFire Preps For Wildfire With Matchbox Cars

Setting fires on dry grass is pretty darn dangerous. So that's why the roughly 120 firefighters and police officers in Santa Clara County practiced wildfire exercises in a sandbox in Sanborn County Park. Instead

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT

California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings Yet

California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings Yet

California water regulators say cities showed their best drought conservation yet by cutting water use 29 percent in May compared to two years ago.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 05:06 PM PDT

California Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Water Well Logs Public

California Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Water Well Logs Public

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making public the logs that water well drillers file with the state.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 03:26 PM PDT

California's Drought Benefits Gold Seekers

California's Drought Benefits Gold Seekers

California's prolonged drought has created opportunities for prospectors and miners panning, sluicing, chiseling and diving for gold.

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 07:34 PM PDT

South Bay Residents Doing More to Conserve: Water Officials

South Bay Residents Doing More to Conserve: Water Officials

South Bay residents are doing more to conserve water use, according to new data released by water officials.

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 08:17 PM PDT

Sinking Land Puts California Bridges at Risk

Sinking Land Puts California Bridges at Risk

Recent reporting from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that over-pumping of California groundwater is causing the ground to sink and endangers infrastructure.

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:17 PM PDT

3 Bay Area Beaches Among West Coast's Dirtiest

3 Bay Area Beaches Among West Coast's Dirtiest

Three Bay Area spots are among this year's dirtiest California beaches, but the drought may be helping hundreds of others.

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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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