California Drought

Man fills drums for free recycled water fill station in Dublin. (CBS)

Recycled Water Fill Station Opens In Sonoma As County Looks To Deal With Drought

As California’s drought continues to shrink water supplies, a Sonoma County utility is looking to recycled water as a new source.


A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Cities Slash Water Use Above Gov. Brown’s Mandated Cutbacks

California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.


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Bigger Wildfires, Animal Die-Offs Predicted If California Drought Extends To 2017

A 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.


Ground sinking in California's Central Valley. (CBS)

Parts Of Central Valley Sinking Nearly 2 Inches A Month As Farmers Pump Groundwater In Drought

Parts 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.


A boater on Lake Shasta in the summer of 2015. (CBS)

Despite Higher Water Levels At Lake Shasta, Perception Of Dry Lake Keeps Tourists Away

Despite 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 Altogether

Northern Californians shouldn’t stop conserving because they keep hearing El Niño is coming to the rescue.


The Nebia shower head. (Source: Nebia Facebook)

Eco-Friendly Shower Heads From San Francisco Startup Claim 70 Percent Water Savings; Apple CEO Invests

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the first investors in a company producing water saving shower heads.


A comparison of the Guadalupe River in 2013 (left) and 2015 (right). (CBS)

Drought Leaves San Jose’s Guadalupe River Bone Dry

Mile after mile, weeds and rocks, trash and dead fish litter the riverbed where water used to flow in downtown San Jose.


Roofers repairing a Bay Area roof. (CBS)

Expected El Nino Keeping Bay Area Roofers Busy

There’s no arguing it is dry as a bone right now in the Bay Area. With an El Nino winter likely to happen though, roofers are in high demand.


Guadalupe River

Drought Dries Up San Jose’s Guadalupe River After Years Of Restoration

The Guadalupe River, which runs through San Jose, has dried up.