California Drought

Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Water Board Report Show Cities’ Water-Saving Efforts Vary Widely Amid Drought

While all Bay Area residents are being used to conserve water during the drought, a new report shows some cities in the Bay Area are using three times as much water as others.

11/05/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Would Raising Water Rates Make People Use Less In A Drought?

A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price.

10/24/2014

Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River. (CBS)

Hydroelectric Power Cut In Half During California’s Drought, State Using More Natural Gas

For decades now, California has been trying to draw more of its energy from renewable resources. But this year, that green ambition is taking a hit and the drought is to blame.

10/15/2014

Farmer Mike At The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Photo credit by Miramar Events)

Giant Pumpkins Arriving In Half Moon Bay Hoping To Take Title Of ‘World’s Heaviest’

Giant pumpkins are arriving in Half Moon Bay hoping to crush the competition and take the title of world’s heaviest pumpkin in Monday’s weigh-off.

10/12/2014

[ READ MORE: California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought Year With Worst Conditions In History ]

California…All Dried Up

PHOTOS: See the impact of the drought has to our lakes & reservoirs

09/30/2014

Mount Shasta mudslide,

Crews Clear Roads Following Mount Shasta Mudslide From Melting Glacier

Emergency workers are worried about glaciers on Mount Shasta’s North slope after U.S. Forest Service crews Monday dealt with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.

09/23/2014

water, drinking, tap, flouride,

Wholesale Water Supplier To Half California’s Population Quickly Running Through Supplies As Drought Drags On

The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has run through two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought.

09/22/2014

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

There Are Too Many Trees In California Soaking Up Much Needed Water, UC Berkeley Study Says

Environmental scientists at UC Berkeley are saying that there are too many trees in the California’s forests. Scientists say that less trees would leave more rain water available to meet the state’s demand.

09/22/2014

Water Pump

Drought News: California Forecast Calls For Below-Average Rainfall, Above-Average Temps

New projections show that California’s severe drought could be getting worse.

09/21/2014

Mount Shasta mudslide,

Drought Blamed For Mount Shasta Mudslide, Flooding From Melting Glacier

California’s drought is being blamed for glacial melt that caused mudslides and flooding in the Mt. Shasta area.

09/21/2014

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