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Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM PDT

'Lawn Buster' Program Offered During Drought

'Lawn Buster' Program Offered During Drought

As the drought continues to diminish California's bodies of water, including San Jose's iconic Guadalupe River, the city of San Jose announced that it is introducing another incentive to help conserve water.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 05:27 PM PDT

Drought Dries Up San Jose's Guadalupe River

Drought Dries Up San Jose's Guadalupe River

California's severe drought has dried up the Guadalupe River in the South Bay.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM PDT

New Water Use Reporting System in SJ

New Water Use Reporting System in SJ

San Jose residents will have a new tool at their fingertips to find out how much water they're using as part of the city's continued effort against the drought.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM PDT

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state's persistent drought.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 09:15 PM PDT

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT

Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out

Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out

A London-based artist may have the solution for those who enjoy long showers even in the midst of a drought.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 04:11 PM PDT

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

The State says the irrigation district violated the 2015 drought order.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 06:13 AM PDT

State Cuts Size of Lawns on New Homes

State Cuts Size of Lawns on New Homes

California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:54 AM PDT

'Rinse-Off' Showers at State Beaches to Be Shut Down

'Rinse-Off' Showers at State Beaches to Be Shut Down

California is shutting down the “rinse-off” showers at all state beaches to conserve water. Parks employees put up signs to remind beachgoers the state is in a severe drought, and is trying to save water.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM PDT

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the next three to five years. But is the treated wastewater really as clean and pure as it's being...

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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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