California Drought

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Judge Rejects California Farmers’ Challenge To Water Cuts

A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers’ group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.

08/04/2015

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California Website Lets Residents Snitch On Water Wasters

California is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.

08/03/2015

Kids belonging to a fishing summer camp show off their catches on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Bay Area Fishermen Report Huge Catches Ahead Of Forecasted El Nino

Despite the drought, Bay Area fishermen said they’re enjoying some of their best hauls in years. An approaching El Nino is likely sending fish surging toward our shores.

07/30/2015

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National Guard Sending Helicopter Fleet To Aid Firefighters Battling 14 Northern California Wildfires

The California National Guard is sending in a fleet of helicopters to back up firefighters battling flames raging across the northern half of the state.

07/30/2015

Houseboats are moored on a shrinking arm of the Oroville Lake reservoir which is now at 25 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. Local media is reporting that California officials are now looking to Australia for advice on how to deal with long term drought as the state enters its fourth year of severe drought. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.

07/29/2015

LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - MAY 13: A tractor tire sits in the waters of Lake Mead near Boulder Beach on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Epic Drought Reveals Lake Mead’s Hidden Historic Sites

Like reservoirs throughout the drought-stricken West, Nevada’s Lake Mead is far below capacity, down more than 60 percent. But even as the drought deepens, tourists are flowing in.

07/29/2015

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2 Fires Burn Thousands Of Acres In Sierra Nevada Foothills, Threaten Homes

The Lowell fire has burned 4,000 acres of brush and is threatening dozens of buildings in the Sierra foothills.

07/26/2015

A lone houseboat seen on the Shasta Lake reservoir on May 25, 2015.  (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Video Offers New Look At Drought Conditions At NorCal Reservoirs

California’s drought conditions, which have been well-documented in photos, are getting another look with the release of drone video.

07/24/2015

A woman walks amid a channel of running water flowing down Rainbow Drive in Glendora, California, on December 2, 2014, amid a steady and sometimes heavy rainfall soaking southern California, where despite some minor flooding and slick roads, major mudslides or debris flows that had officials and residents on high alert in recent burn areas like Glendora have been avoided.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

July Rainfall Breaks Records From SoCal To Monterey County, But Won’t Bust California’s Drought

Despite California’s lingering drought, parts of Southern California all the way north to Monterey county received more than an inch of rain this past weekend, which is more than ten times what is normal for the entire month.

07/20/2015

Pipes pass through the chiller plant at the Google Inc. data center in Changhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Google, owner of the worlds most-popular search engine, doubled its spending plan for a new data center in Taiwan to $600 million amid surging demand from Asia for its Gmail and YouTube services. Photographer: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Just How Much Water Are Silicon Valley Data Centers Guzzling?

As the California drought lingers on and the threat of rising water rates becomes reality, Silicon Valley companies are looking for alternative methods to keep its computer farms cool.

07/20/2015

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