California Drought

(credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Heavy Rains With Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries

This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.

12/15/2014

Pacifica Pier

Storms Prove Too Much For Pacifica Waste Treatment Plants; Residents Asked To Conserve

PACIFICA (CBS SF) – The City of Pacifica is asking people to reduce their water use during the rainy weather. The massive rain totals have caused problems for the waste water treatment plant. City officials […]

12/12/2014

Kayaking in the flooded Healdsburg Safeway parking lot, December 11th, 2014

PHOTOS: The 43 Most Powerful Images Of The 2014 Bay Area Storm

It’s being called #HellaStorm in typical NorCal lingo, and #Stormageddon, albeit sarcastically, but the storm mentioned as the potential “Storm of the Decade” delivered Thursday, flooding homes and businesses, plunging over 100,000 into darkness, delivering waves of nearly 30 feet to Mavericks, winds above 135 miles per hour in the Sierra, and rainfall of several inches. At the peak, 6.6 million Bay Area residents were under an emergency flash flood warning, and the Russian River is still forecast to rise 32 feet by Friday.

12/11/2014

Downtown Healdsburg 12/11/2014 (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Much-Hyped Storm Delivers Inches Of Rain, Powerful Wind, Damaging Floodwater

As promised, the San Francisco Bay area was smacked with an intense storm Thursday morning, prompting flood advisories downing trees delaying transit and cancelling classes and work for much of the Bay Area.

12/11/2014

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Storm Shuts Down San Francisco Cable Cars, Some Bay Ferry Service

Tourists willing to brave the stormy weather in San Francisco Thursday won’t get the chance to check “ride a cable car” off their San Francisco to-do list.

12/11/2014

The East Bay Municipal Utility District water treatment facility stands in Oakland, California. (Photo by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

East Bay MUD Customers Get 14% Fee Hike To Cover Drought Costs

Despite the expected heavy rain from this week’s upcoming storm, customers with the East Bay Municipal Utility District will see their water bills increase to cover costs for improving services associated to the state’s ongoing drought.

12/10/2014

(Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images)

Warmer Ocean Temperatures Could Strengthen Bay Area Storm Before It Arrives

While a major storm won’t arrive for another day, officials with the National Weather Service said warmer ocean temperatures could make the storm stronger before it arrives.

12/09/2014

Flooding in San Francisco, December 3rd, 2014 (CBS)

San Francisco Pleads For Public’s Help Cleaning Out Storm Drains In Advance Of Monster Storm Due Wednesday Night

The potential flooding is so severe, and so imminent that San Francisco public works officials are actually asking for the public’s help clearing out clogged storm drains and other parts of the runoff system in advance of Thursday’s deluge.

12/09/2014

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Storm Watches, Advisories Out Early As ‘Close To Sure Thing’ Storm Zeroes In On Bay Area

The National weather service has issued 15 warnings for the Bay Area, more than a day ahead of a powerful storefront expected to dump heavy rain on the region.

12/09/2014

(CBS SF) November, 2014

Hurricane-Force Winds, Torrential Rain Forecast For What Could Be Storm Of The Decade

Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade.

12/09/2014

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