California Drought

Ants (photo credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

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Menlo Park Adopts Strict Water Conservation Rules For 16,000 District Customers

The Menlo Park City Council approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday night will implement water conservation measures that are stricter than the state requirement affecting nearly 16,000 customers.

08/28/2014

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Passes New Regulations For Outdoor Urban Water Use

Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.

08/27/2014

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San Jose Declares Drought Emergency With Citywide Water Shortage

City leaders are now calling for residents to cut back on water use by 20 percent.

08/27/2014

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California Drought Leaves Hundreds In Central Valley Without Drinking Water; Bottled Water Rations Delivered

Government officials and community groups say hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California’s extreme drought has dried up their individual wells.

08/23/2014

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

63 Trillion Gallons Of Groundwater Lost To California Drought, Pushing Earth’s Crust Higher

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.

08/21/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

California Drought Devastating Honeybees, Pushing Honey Prices Higher

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

Lake Oroville Visitors Center photo showing 4 freshwater jellyfish, some as wide as a 50-cent piece (Credit Lake Oroville Visitors Center)

Bizarre Jellyfish Discovered In California’s Lake Oroville, Despite Historic Drought Conditions

Despite the historic drought, or perhaps partly because of it, rare freshwater jellyfish are thriving in the decimated Lake Oroville, a large inland lake nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about 90 minutes north of Sacramento.

08/21/2014

California Red Hills Roach (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

California Drought Could Mean Extinction For Tiny Fish Species As Habitat Dries Up

California’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.

08/19/2014

A pair of coho salmon swim in Lagunitas Creek. (Joannatirn/Wikimedia Commons)

Bureau Of Reclamation May Release More Water To Save Salmon In Klamath Basin

The federal agency that oversees water in Northern California’s Klamath Basin is taking another look at releasing some to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions

08/15/2014

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