California Drought

A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California May Impose Stricter Water Rules, $500 Fines For Watering Plants More Than 2 Days A Week

After another historically dry winter, California is set to really clamp down on water wasters. For those who don’t go along, the state could put a big drain on your wallet.

03/12/2015

The dismantling of the old canitlever portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued.

Fish Species Endangered By State’s Drought Complicates Bay Bridge’s Old Eastern Span Demolition

A tiny threatened fish could complicate the state’s plans to blow up one of the piers of the old east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

03/10/2015

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Drought Forcing Water Price Hikes As Much As 33 Percent For Bay Area Residents

Three of the area’s largest water agencies have rate hikes of up to a third on their agendas.

03/08/2015

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First El Niño Weather Pattern Since 2010 Arrives, But Far Too Weak To Help With California Drought

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center describes this as a “weak, weird and late” version of El Niño, and not many places are expected to feel its effects.

03/05/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir  on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Urban Water Use Increases Month-Over-Month, Despite Dwindling Snowpack, Lingering Drought

Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board Felicia Marcus said residents are falling far short of the twenty percent year over year conservation goal set by Governor Jerry Brown.

03/03/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

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

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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

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