California Drought

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Sierra Snowpack Far Below Normal After Warm, Dry January

California’s second snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal after a dry, unusually warm January.

01/29/2015

Rocky Shoreline at Cambria

Central Coast Town To Launch Desalination Project In Response To Drought Emergency

The Pacific Coast tourist town of Cambria has seized the drought emergency as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

01/03/2015

Cloud Seeding Drones

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds

California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely place — unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones.

12/21/2014

A car drives through a flooded street in San Jose on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For Conservation

New numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.

12/18/2014

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

A cyclist rides along a partially flooded bike path on December 3, 2014 in Mill Valley, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with its first major storm of the year that is bringing heavy rain, lightning and hail to the region. The heavy overnight rain has caused flooding which has blocked several roadways and caused severe traffic backups. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Over 99-Percent Of California Still In Bad Drought Despite Back-To-Back Storms

Heavy downpours took a parting shot Thursday at California, triggering flash floods that temporarily stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in inland Riverside County.

12/04/2014

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3 Years Of Drought Taking Heavy Toll On California’s Groundwater Supply

State officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.

12/02/2014

A downed tree between Scott St. and Divisadero St. on Waller St. in San Francisco (CBS SF)

Tree Smashes Car In San Francisco During Storm

Heavy rain brought down a tree, smashing a car in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon.

12/02/2014

(CBS)

Next Bay Area Storm Packs Plenty Of Rain, 3-4 Inches Possible In Wettest Locations

Most of the Bay Area has already received an inch of much-needed rainfall over the past three days. We will likely double our rain totals, as the strongest storm we will see this week moves closer to Northern California.

12/01/2014

Lafayette Reservoir. (CBS)

EBMUD Looks At Buying Water, Customers Could Face 14 Percent Surcharge

Despite a wet weekend, the East Bay Municipal Utility District said they still need more water. The district is looking at buying billions of gallons from the government, but customers would pay a steep price.

12/01/2014

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