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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

California's Drought Restrictions Continue Despite Rainfall

California's Drought Restrictions Continue Despite Rainfall

At least one water district in Orange County is on record Monday saying the state's drought emergency declaration should end.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Sierra Snowpack 'Way Above Average' After Storms

Sierra Snowpack 'Way Above Average' After Storms

A snowpack survey Thursday provided even more reasons for optimism for drought recovery in California, where January storms brought almost a year's worth of snow and rain in a single month.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

Parade of Storms Pulls Northern California Out of Drought

Parade of Storms Pulls Northern California Out of Drought

A conveyor belt of strong Pacific storms brought enough rain and snow to California early this winter to knock out drought conditions in the northern part of the state, according to this week's U.S.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Governor Orders Permanent Drought Measures

Governor Orders Permanent Drought Measures

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered California to permanently follow some conservation measures taken during the state's drought.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016

CA Looks to Future of Water Rules After Wet Winter

CA Looks to Future of Water Rules After Wet Winter

Taking a regional approach to saving water in California's drought, state regulators suggest relaxing or dropping conservation orders for winter storm-soaked Northern Californians, while keeping in place strict...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

California Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

California Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Friday, Oct 16, 2015

EBMUD List Identifies Over 1,100 Excessive Water Users

EBMUD List Identifies Over 1,100 Excessive Water Users

East Bay Municipal Utility District officials fielded questions at a news conference Friday about the district's revelation of a list of 1,108 households that have been penalized for using more than 1,000...

Friday, Oct 16, 2015

A's Executive Billy Beane Among Top Water Wasters: Report

A's Executive Billy Beane Among Top Water Wasters: Report

Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics is among the top excessive water users in the East Bay, according to a report provided late Thursday by the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

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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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