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.
That weather pattern change Californians have been hoping could make a dent in the drought won’t be happening.
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.
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.
Most of the proposal would accelerate spending that voters have already approved for water and flood projects.
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.
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.
California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.
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.
California water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.