California Drought

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East Bay Residents Complain About Water Taste After EBMUD Makes Drought-Related Changes

People living in the East Bay are complaining about the taste and smell of their drinking water, after the East Bay Municipal Utility District made changes last week.

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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

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

Gov. Brown Won’t Comment On San Francisco Cathedral Controversy, Worries About Decades-Long Homeless Problem

Gov. Jerry Brown says it is not his place to chastise the Archdiocese of San Francisco for pouring water on homeless people at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which KCBS first reported Wednesday. Brown is expressing concern about how intractable the city’s homeless problem is.

03/20/2015

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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 homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away

KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.

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

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California Expands Emergency Drought Rules; New Limits On Lawn Watering, Business Water Use

California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.

03/17/2015

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Lack Of Snow Prompts Sierra-At-Tahoe To Close At Earliest Time In Decades

A ski resort south of Lake Tahoe has suspended its winter operations due to a lack of snow and could end up closing the rest of the season for the earliest time in about 40 years.

03/16/2015

(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

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