California Drought

There will be fewer big pumpkins like the one on the left this year, and more like the little ones to the right

Drought: Water Shortages Mean Smaller Pumpkins This Halloween

The drought in California is even impacting Halloween. Local pumpkin patches are going dry, and that means the Great Pumpkin may not be so great this year.

10/02/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Leading To Surge In Sierra Bear Captures; 11 Killed By Vehicles Since July

An already busy bear season has exploded in the Sierra Nevada with nine hungry bruins captured since Wednesday morning near Reno and Lake Tahoe as an ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains.

10/02/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Campaign 2014 Special: Is Proposition 1 The Answer To California’s Water Crisis?

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Surveys show California voters are strongly in favor of Proposition 1, the state water bond on next month’s ballot, and Gov. Jerry Brown is making Prop 1 the centerpiece of his […]

10/02/2014

[ READ MORE: California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought Year With Worst Conditions In History ]

California…All Dried Up

PHOTOS: See the impact of the drought has to our lakes & reservoirs

09/30/2014

Lake Oroville, California -- 2011 on the left, and September, 2014 on the right (Credit Paul Hames and Kelly Grow, California Dept. of Water Resources)

California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought With Worst Water Situation In History

Wildfires, countless acres of decimated farmland, at least a dozen communities running out of water within days, and massive fish kills are just the beginning, as the short-term climate shows no signs of a return of moisture.

09/30/2014

Land is exposed by the extremely low water level of Lake Kaweah on February 5, 2014 near Visalia, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and what to plant or whether to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round such, as almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Exploring Water Solutions For California’s Drought

Is our current drought in California part of a natural weather pattern, an aberration, or climate change? KCBS In Depth cohosts speak with Dr. Peter Gleick, a globally recognized scientist who is an expert in water and climate issues, about challenges ahead for California in the midst of the worst drought on record.

09/29/2014

mobile home park

Growing List Of NorCal Communities Running Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

At least a dozen communities in Northern and Central California are at risk of running out of water in just 60 days. The areas in jeopardy include Colusa and El Dorado and Butte County.

09/27/2014

Mount Shasta mudslide,

Crews Clear Roads Following Mount Shasta Mudslide From Melting Glacier

Emergency workers are worried about glaciers on Mount Shasta’s North slope after U.S. Forest Service crews Monday dealt with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.

09/23/2014

water, drinking, tap, flouride,

Wholesale Water Supplier To Half California’s Population Quickly Running Through Supplies As Drought Drags On

The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has run through two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought.

09/22/2014

View from inside a rescue helicopter, lifting hikers off Half  Dome 9/7/2014 (NPS)

Harrowing Rescue On Yosemite’s Half Dome Caught On Camera

As the stubborn Meadow fire continues to smolder in Yosemite National Park, new photos showing the harrowing helicopter rescue of some 75 hikers from atop Half Dome are emerging.

09/22/2014

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