Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM PDT

California's Water Agencies Look to Budget Water

California's Water Agencies Look to Budget Water

As California's severe drought continues, state and local agencies are looking at budgeting water use by creating a daily water allocation for each household.

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT

Late-Summer Heat "Exacerbated Drought Conditions"

Late-Summer Heat "Exacerbated Drought Conditions"

A few tenths of an inch of rain during the past week in parts of California did little to improve drought conditions as a dry, hot summer drew to a close with record heat, according to the latest

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 01:34 PM PDT

Homeowners Opt to Remove Pools Amid Drought

Homeowners Opt to Remove Pools Amid Drought

California's severe drought has prompted several homeowners to remove their backyard pools.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 08:49 AM PDT

Wildfires Create Opportunity for More Water in CA: Professor

Wildfires Create Opportunity for More Water in CA: Professor

An environmental expert said the wildfires ravaging California are creating a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the state to increase its water supply.

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 05:43 AM PDT

Drought Cause of Mt. Shasta Mudslide: Forest Service

Drought Cause of Mt. Shasta Mudslide: Forest Service

A melting glacier - likely created because of California's prolonged drought - caused a massive mudslide on Mt. Shasta over the weekend, sending mud, debris and gushes of water down the fifth highest mountain in...

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 02:53 PM PDT

Gov. Brown Orders Help for Dry Wells

Gov. Brown Orders Help for Dry Wells

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 05:24 AM PDT

Homeowners Associations Barred from Requiring Lush Landscaping

Homeowners Associations Barred from Requiring Lush Landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT

Palo Alto OKs $100 Fines For Wasting Water

Palo Alto OKs $100 Fines For Wasting Water

Palo Alto is saving water steadily, but anyone who does not will be slapped with $100 daily fines beginning shortly. That is, after receiving three warnings.

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.

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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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