Bay Area Drought Watch - NBC Bay Area
Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 at 09:28 AM PDT

Californians Surpass Water Conservation Goal

Californians Surpass Water Conservation Goal

The State Water Resources Control Board on Thursday will release statewide conservation figures for August.Californians have surpassed a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month, using nearly 27...

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 05:35 PM PDT

Scientists: Drought Stressing Giant Sequoias

Scientists: Drought Stressing Giant Sequoias

Scientists say California's historic drought is stressing the state's treasured Giant Sequoia trees, some of the largest and oldest living things on earth.

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 07:36 PM PDT

CA Farmers Make Record Revenues Despite Drought

CA Farmers Make Record Revenues Despite Drought

Are California farmers making record revenues despite the historic drought? Sam Brock investigates.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 07:26 AM PDT

Snow in California: Mammoth Mountain Reports Snowfall

Snow in California: Mammoth Mountain Reports Snowfall

Winter is coming, at least that's the word in the Sierra. Mammoth Mountain has been tweeting out photos of snow, getting everyone excited.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 04:05 PM PDT

Sierra Snowpack at 500-Year Low, Scientists Say

Sierra Snowpack at 500-Year Low, Scientists Say

Researchers say the impact of California’s historic drought on the Sierra snowpack is worse than previously believed.

Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 11:03 AM PDT

UC Davis Designs Drought-Resistant Winery

UC Davis Designs Drought-Resistant Winery

California's severe drought is putting a scare in winemakers across the Bay Area. But when it comes to water, one winery has figured out how to do more with less.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 08:27 PM PDT

SF's New Source of Water Comes From Unlikely Place: the Ground

SF's New Source of Water Comes From Unlikely Place: the Ground

Since the early 1930s, San Francisco’s drinking water has flowed from the Hetch Hetchy Valley of northwestern Yosemite, funneling through a myriad of pipes along 167 miles, before landing in city reservoirs and...

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:54 PM PDT

Dog Dies After Swimming in Russian River

Dog Dies After Swimming in Russian River

Sonoma County public health officials are warning the public to keep pets away from the Russian River – just ahead of Labor Day weekend – after a golden retriever died after swimming in the water, which contains...

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 at 09:21 PM PDT

Folsom Lake Water Level Dangerously Low

Folsom Lake Water Level Dangerously Low

Folsom Lake, which supplies water to nearly half a million people, is nearing the so-called dead pool level.

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 at 04:22 PM PDT

Bottler Ordered to Stop Tapping Sierra Spring Water

Bottler Ordered to Stop Tapping Sierra Spring Water

Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday.

About This Page
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.

 

#CADroughtWatch