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California Drought

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Californians Acknowledge Drought But Want Others To Cut Back

An overwhelming majority of Californians agree the state is facing a serious water shortage, but most are also opposed to mandatory rationing.

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Central Valley Farmers Drill Deep To Defeat Drought

Well drilling is booming across California’s Central Valley, with some drilling companies booked for months.

04/13/2014

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Indications Of A Strong El Nino Kindle Hope For A Wet Year Ahead For California

It’s far from certain, but conditions are pointing toward El Nino conditions next winter and spring — and the possibility of significant rain for the parched West Coast.

04/12/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feinstein Tweaks California Drought Bill To Improve Prospects

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.

04/10/2014

Low water levels  at Uvas reservoir near Morgan Hill. (CBS)

Drought Forces Silicon Valley Triathlon Move To Half Moon Bay

The event, which normally includes a swim in the Uvas Reservoir near Morgan Hill, can’t be held there because the water level is too low.

04/10/2014

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New Desalinization Method From Livermore Lab Could Help California Through Drought

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have come up with an innovative plan to preserve fresh drinking water during this drought. Scientists have a new way to take the salt out of saltwater.

04/09/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought Relief

The $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.

04/03/2014

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California’s Drought Contributing To Higher Beef Prices

The record drought in California may have meat lovers changing their eating habits. Over the past year, the price of beef has gone up significantly.

04/02/2014

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Another Week Of Storms: Did It Make Any Difference? Rainfall Averages For Bay Area

After last week’s rain, how do cities stand on the verge of another wet week? Many areas still need over two feet of rain just to reach normal. Check your city to see how bad the drought still is.

03/31/2014

A car drives across a flooded road near Healdsburg. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Get Set For More Wet – Rain Likely On Monday

More rain is on its way to the Bay Area as early as Monday, and weather forecasters said to expect cold temperatures, hail, and the possibility of snow on the region’s peaks.

03/30/2014

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