California Drought

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire Season

While the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.

02/17/2015

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Drought Prompts Cancellation Of World Cup Ski, Snowboard Event At Squaw Valley

Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.

02/17/2015

Venado, Bay Area Rain

13.68 Inches Of Rain Falls On Little-Known North Bay Town During Latest Storm

The Bay Area received some impressive rain over the last few days. One of the wettest spots is a place many people probably haven’t heard of.

02/09/2015

Pigeon

Pigeon Die-Off In Bay Area Believed Related To Drought

Something is suddenly killing hundreds of birds in the South Bay and it might be related to the drought.

01/31/2015

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)

Sierra Snowpack Far Below Normal After Warm, Dry January

California’s second snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal after a dry, unusually warm January.

01/29/2015

Rocky Shoreline at Cambria

Central Coast Town To Launch Desalination Project In Response To Drought Emergency

The Pacific Coast tourist town of Cambria has seized the drought emergency as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

01/03/2015

Cloud Seeding Drones

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds

California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely place — unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones.

12/21/2014

A car drives through a flooded street in San Jose on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For Conservation

New numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.

12/18/2014

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

A cyclist rides along a partially flooded bike path on December 3, 2014 in Mill Valley, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with its first major storm of the year that is bringing heavy rain, lightning and hail to the region. The heavy overnight rain has caused flooding which has blocked several roadways and caused severe traffic backups. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Over 99-Percent Of California Still In Bad Drought Despite Back-To-Back Storms

Heavy downpours took a parting shot Thursday at California, triggering flash floods that temporarily stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in inland Riverside County.

12/04/2014

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