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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 at 03:24 PM PDT

Work Begins on Pleasanton's Purple Pipeline Project

Work Begins on Pleasanton's Purple Pipeline Project

Workers are installing purple colored pipes throughout the city that will soon pump 450 million gallons of recycled water a year to some of Pleasanton's biggest water users. Jodi Hernandez reports.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:31 PM PDT

Football Fields Melting at Five LAUSD High Schools

Football Fields Melting at Five LAUSD High Schools

All-weather synthetic turf that makes up football fields at five Los Angeles Unified School District schools is melting under extreme heat.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 07:27 PM PDT

CA Drought Not Fault of Democrats

CA Drought Not Fault of Democrats

Carly Fiorina blames the drought on California Democrats. Is there any truth to that claim? Sam Brock investigates.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 01:09 AM PDT

Cities Cut Water Use By 31 Percent in July

Cities Cut Water Use By 31 Percent in July

California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding a mandate set by the governor in a fourth year of drought.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:45 PM PDT

Group Sues Over Bottled Water Plant

Group Sues Over Bottled Water Plant

A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a bottling plant near Mount Shasta in parched Northern California.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 09:57 AM PDT

Sinking Central California Farmland Hurts Water Delivery

Sinking Central California Farmland Hurts Water Delivery

During the drought, as pumping of groundwater increases to meet the irrigation needs of San Joaquin Valley farms, regions of the valley floor are sinking at increasing rates. Ironically enough, subsidence is...

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 07:05 PM PDT

Residents Conserve 36 Percent in July: Water Officials

Residents Conserve 36 Percent in July: Water Officials

South Bay residents conserved water at a 36-percent rate in July, equaling the high mark in May after a slight 2 percent dip in June, water officials said Friday.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 03:03 PM PDT

Report: Sinking Land Due to Groundwater Pumping

Report: Sinking Land Due to Groundwater Pumping

Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM PDT

El Niño Forecast Reaches 'Very Strong' Category

El Niño Forecast Reaches 'Very Strong' Category

The most recent forecasts show El Nino reaching the "very strong" category this winter.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:59 PM PDT

California OKs Strict Showerhead Standards

California OKs Strict Showerhead Standards

California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation's toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 million rebate program to rip out grass...

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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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