California Drought

More Drought-Challenged California Winemakers Grow Grapes With Less WaterA growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
Small Community In Santa Cruz Mountains Facing Major Challenges Amid DroughtTucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, it's not clear which will run out first, water or money. Because for the tiny Lompico Water District, both are in increasingly short supply.
California's Drought Stressing Giant Sequoia Trees, Scientists SayScientists say California’s historic drought is stressing the state’s treasured Giant Sequoia trees, some of the largest and oldest living things on earth.
Flood Insurance Coverage Drops 72 Percent In San Mateo As Drought Drags On, But FEMA Says ReconsiderMost Californians have been more focused on saving water than worrying about floods, prompting thousands of Bay Area homeowners to cancel their flood insurance policies, but FEMA says they might want to reconsider.
Recycled Water Fill Station Opens In Sonoma As County Looks To Deal With DroughtAs California’s drought continues to shrink water supplies, a Sonoma County utility is looking to recycled water as a new source.
California Cities Slash Water Use Above Gov. Brown's Mandated CutbacksCalifornia cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.
Bigger Wildfires, Animal Die-Offs Predicted If California Drought Extends To 2017A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California non-profit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state's driest four years on record stretches further into the future.
Parts Of Central Valley Sinking Nearly 2 Inches A Month As Farmers Pump Groundwater In DroughtParts of California are sinking even faster than previously thought. New research from NASA shows the ground in parts of the Central Valley is sinking nearly two inches a month, or two feet per year.
Despite Higher Water Levels At Lake Shasta, Perception Of Dry Lake Keeps Tourists AwayDespite the drought, California's largest reservoir is actually in better shape than last year. But that additional water hasn’t exactly flooded Lake Shasta with more business.
Don't Count On El Niño, Rain Could Miss Northern California AltogetherNorthern Californians shouldn't stop conserving because they keep hearing El Niño is coming to the rescue.
Eco-Friendly Shower Heads From San Francisco Startup Claim 70 Percent Water Savings; Apple CEO InvestsApple CEO Tim Cook is among the first investors in a company producing water saving shower heads.
Drought Leaves San Jose's Guadalupe River Bone DryMile after mile, weeds and rocks, trash and dead fish litter the riverbed where water used to flow in downtown San Jose.