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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 05:42 PM PST

California Snowpack Above Average, But Not Enough

California Snowpack Above Average, But Not Enough

California water managers said the snowpack survey results Wednesday during the winter's first manual snowpack survey were encouraging, but not where the state needs to be: 136 percent of normal.

Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 03:40 PM PST

Damage From Sinking Land Costing California Billions

Damage From Sinking Land Costing California Billions

A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like...

Friday, Dec 25, 2015 at 03:46 PM PST

Christmas Storm Blankets the Sierra with Snow

Christmas Storm Blankets the Sierra with Snow

A storm that brought two feet of snow to parts of the northern Sierra Nevada and sparked a tornado moved Friday to Southern California, where it was expected to bring high winds. The storm system dumped more...

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 at 07:12 PM PST

Posey, Yamaguchi, Mötley Crüe Singer on Water Waster List

Posey, Yamaguchi, Mötley Crüe Singer on Water Waster List

EBMUD’s latest list of water guzzlers in the East Bay include some big names, including San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, rapper E-40, former Olympic figure Kristi Yamaguchi, Mötley Crüe singer Vince...

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 at 01:09 PM PST

El Niño Update: Odds Favor Significant Winter Storms

El Niño Update: Odds Favor Significant Winter Storms

This year's El Niño is staying unusually strong and still expected to bring a wet winter to drought-stricken California.

Monday, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:01 AM PST

Prolonged Drought Not Good For Christmas Trees

Prolonged Drought Not Good For Christmas Trees

California’s prolonged drought has wreaked havoc to agriculture across the state. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that its Grinch-like ways have also struck at the bastion of holiday tradition — the...

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 04:22 PM PST

4 Arrested for Destroying Inflatable Fremont Dam

4 Arrested for Destroying Inflatable Fremont Dam

Four men have been arrested for allegedly slashing an inflatable dam in Fremont earlier this year, letting 50 million gallons of water rush down Alameda Creek, Fremont police said Tuesday. The vandalism of the...

Friday, Nov 6, 2015 at 07:04 PM PST

Menlo Country Club a Top Water Waster: SFPUC

Menlo Country Club a Top Water Waster: SFPUC

A Peninsula country club tops the list of San Francisco's Public Utility Commission's biggest water wasters.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 01:16 PM PST

Solutions to California Water Crisis Already at Work Abroad

Solutions to California Water Crisis Already at Work Abroad

A three-month-long investigation by NBC Bay Area found several solutions to manage California’s drought, even without more rainfall, but experts say it’s a matter of putting those technologies to good use and...

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 06:40 PM PDT

Tech Companies Focus on Drought

 Tech Companies Focus on Drought

Silicon Valley tech companies are coming up with unique ways to save water during California's severe and historic drought.

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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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