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California Drought

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Sends $7.5 Billion Bipartisan Water Plan To November Ballot

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a $7.5 billion bipartisan water plan, acting swiftly after it was passed by both houses of the Legislature to place it on California’s November ballot.

08/13/2014

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San Francisco And East Bay Water Regulators Impose Mandatory Restrictions To Alleviate Drought

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.

08/12/2014

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Drought Defiers In Santa Cruz Are Sent To Water School To Avoid Fines

Every Monday night in, dozens of Santa Cruz residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.

08/09/2014

A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Odds Of El Nino This Winter To Relieve California Drought Less Likely

With California in desperate need for a wet winter to relieve the state’s drought, scientists with the National Weather Service said that the chance of an El Nino to develop later this year is less likely.

08/07/2014

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Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved Restrictions

Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.

08/05/2014

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Marin County Water District Pits Neighbors Against Each Other To See Who Uses Less Water During Drought

Water wasters have faced warnings, fines, and even restrictions during California’s drought emergency. But, some residents in Marin County are going even further, competing against each other to see who uses the least water.

08/04/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Santa Cruz Residents Already Fined Thousands For Excessive Water Use

Santa Cruz residents have already racked up more than $500,000 in fines for excessive water use.

07/30/2014

A dead Crayfish in left in the Los Gatos Creek after the flow of water was cut due to the drought. (CBS)

Los Gatos Creek Drying Up After Water District Cuts Off Flow, Leaving Wildlife

The impact of California’s drought is readily apparent in Bay Area creeks, and the picture isn’t very pretty for the wildlife depending on them.

07/28/2014

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Deepening Drought Takes Toll On Boating As Lake Tahoe Level Drops To Natural Rim

Lake Tahoe’s water level stood at 6,224 feet above sea level as of Tuesday, just above its natural rim of 6,223 feet.

07/27/2014

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 Residents Can’t Be Fined For Allowing Lawns To Turn Brown During Drought

The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week prohibits homeowner associations from penalizing residents who fail to water their lawns during the drought.

07/23/2014

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