California Drought

NOAA's month-long drought outlook for the U.S. (Source: NOAA)

Weather Pattern Change That Could Put Dent In California’s Drought…Likely Won’t Happen

That weather pattern change Californians have been hoping could make a dent in the drought won’t be happening.

03/25/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Rainfall Vs. Snowpack: California’s Confusing Drought

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Not all droughts are created equal.  In fact, not all dry years are created equal.  This is especially true this winter, where the disparity between our rainfall deficit (not that […]

03/24/2015

Rainy Day

Bay Area Can Expect Scattered Showers On Monday

The North Bay is only expecting to see a quarter of an inch, with the rest of the Bay Area maybe a tenth of an inch on average.

03/19/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Jerry Brown, State Legislators Unveil $1 Billion Drought Relief Plan

Most of the proposal would accelerate spending that voters have already approved for water and flood projects.

03/19/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Considers Tighter Restrictions Than State’s New Regulations

With the state expanding emergency water restrictions in the wake of the drought, some Bay Area residents could soon be asked to conserve even more. It could happen as soon as next week in Santa Clara County.

03/18/2015

Dry rice field in Yuba County. (CBS)

Some Northern California Farmers Not Planting This Year, Sell Water To Los Angeles At $700 Per Acre Foot

The rice industry in the Sacramento Valley is taking a hard hit with the drought. Some farmers are skipping out on their fields this year, because they are cashing in on their water rights.

03/17/2015

FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.

03/17/2015

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Water Wasters Go Unpunished As Devastating Drought Deepens

California water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.

03/14/2015

Drought

NASA Scientist Says Epic Drought Leaving California With Only 1 Year Of Water Left

A NASA scientist is saying California only has about one year of water left in its reservoirs, after years of record drought.

03/13/2015

Workers wash a van at a car wash on January 29, 2014.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Is There Really An Eco-Friendly Way To Wash Your Car During California’s Drought?

Water rationing or water conservation, has been a priority in my household (and probably yours) for the past 3 years. In fact, water conservation has become “a game” for me! Every month, I am anxious to tear open my water bill and see just how much more I saved over the previous month!

03/13/2015