California Drought

Full rainbow arcs from Treasure Island to Oakland, April 7th, 2015 (KPIX)

Rain Hits After 11 P.M. With Bay Area Showers Until Morning, 35+ M.P.H. Winds

Gusty winds above 37 mile per hour, rainfall after 11 p.m., and snow in the mountains will hit Northern California as a brief storm moves through the drought-parched state.

04/24/2015

San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Hypocrisy: San Francisco Using Drinking Water To Heat City Hall, Other Buildings

The people who want us to use less water are part of a system that could be among the biggest water wasters in San Francisco. That system is in hot water, because of hot water.

04/23/2015

The air compressor model Chef John Cox is using in his restaurant, Sierra Mar, to clean dishes and conserve water during the drought. (California Air Tools)

Big Sur Chef Comes Up With Creative Water Conservation Solution – An Air Compressor

Chef John Cox said in the first week of installing the air compressor, they noticed an 80 percent reduction in the restaurant’s water usage.

04/22/2015

A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville is currently at less than a third of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California's four-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

6 Crazy Creative Ideas For Solving The California Drought Crisis

Because state regulated water savings alone won’t solve a problem of this size.

04/22/2015

General view of AT&T Park  prior to Opening Day on April 13, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants Tighten Up Their Water Usage During Drought

Both ballclubs are looking at ways to conserve when it comes to watering the field and cleaning the stadium after games.

04/22/2015

A lawn being watered in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Pleasanton Approves Steep Fines Against Water Wasters

On Tuesday night, the city council voted to reinstate heavy fines against people who don’t cut their water bills 25 percent below what they used in 2013.

04/22/2015

Artificial turf field at Highlands Park in San Carlos. (CBS)

San Carlos Residents Question Watering Of Artificial Turf Field

It sounded like a no brainer, San Carlos installed artificial turf to save water. Now, neighbors are asking why a turf field is still being watered.

04/21/2015

Firefighters using water hoses to honor outgoing police chief, April 17th, 2015 (Photo by Berkeleyside / Michael Roberts)

Berkeley Firefighters Spray 100-Foot Geysers Of Water Over Street Despite Drought Water Restrictions

As Berkeley residents are asked to keep buckets in their showers to reclaim grey water, Berkeley firefighters seem to be sending another message with 100-foot high geysers of water in a farewell salute to outgoing police chief Capt. Erik Upson.

04/21/2015

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CA Appeals Court Rules Tiered Water Rates Unconstitutional

A state appeals court has ruled a tiered water rate structure is unconstitutional. The impact of the ruling is far-reaching impact as state water districts try to come up with ways to charge customers during California’s drought.

04/21/2015

Sea Temperatures

Long-Awaited El Nino May Bring Drought-Busting Rain To Northern California By 2016

If 2015 was the year El Nino conditions never came, 2016 may be the year California’s long-awaited wet weather pattern finally arrives.

04/16/2015

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