California Drought

Water

Farmers, Water Districts Not Complying With State Order To Stop Taking Water From Rivers

Most of the farmers and irrigation districts ordered by the state to stop pumping water from rivers and streams because of the drought are not complying.

06/22/2015

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Major San Jose Water Cuts, Tough Fines Take Effect Monday

Saving water will be an even bigger task starting Monday for about a million people in Santa Clara County.

06/15/2015

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (courtesy Office of the California Assembly)

Central Valley Assemblywoman Blames Drought On God’s Wrath Over Abortion

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove touched off a firestorm of criticism when she blamed California’s historic drought on abortion.

06/13/2015

Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos (CBS)

Los Gatos Nudist Resort Owners Charged With Stealing Water Amid Drought

The owners of a Northern California nudist resort have been charged with stealing water during the state’s historic drought.

06/12/2015

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Chance Of Torrential El Nino Rains Increases, Drought Relief Possible But Not Guaranteed, Yet

The National Weather Service confirms a strong El Nino is increasingly likely, and some sort of El Nino is nearly guaranteed, while a very strong El Nino historically has clobbered San Francisco with 43 inches of rain.

06/11/2015

Gold Dust peaches from Masumoto Family Farm that are being shipped to Berkeley Bowl. (Photo Credit: Masumoto Family Farm)

Central Valley Farming Family Embraces Petite Peaches During Drought

The Masumoto Family Farm hopes to start a “small fruit revolution,” growing smaller peaches during the drought that are still bursting with flavor.

06/10/2015

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Sultry San Francisco Ads To Encourage Water Saving Could Make You Blush

In clever San Francisco fashion, the city is using a certain kind of appeal to make water conservation more, well, “sexy.”

06/10/2015

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East Bay Residents Now Face Higher Water Bills With Approved 25% Drought Surcharge

East Bay residents will be seeing higher water bills as increased rates have been approved by the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

06/10/2015

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300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During Drought

A California lawmaker is proposing to let local communities tax the worst water-guzzling residents and businesses as much as 300 percent in the state’s historic drought.

06/09/2015

Dog Lover

Warning: Drought Increases Rabies Risk For Pets, People

Animal bites are already more common during summer because everyone spends more time outside, but the drought exacerbates the rabies risk.

06/09/2015

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