Drought: California's Mandatory Water Consumption Cutbacks Begin June 1Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.
San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California's Historic DroughtSan Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.
Californians Getting Mixed Messages During DroughtCalifornia is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.
Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During DroughtWarning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
Santa Cruz Approves Mandatory 25 Percent Water RationingThe mandatory cuts, due to the statewide drought, are the first in the city in nearly 25 years.
California Farmers To Get More Water As Feds Ease Drought-Related CutbacksCalifornia farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.
Californians Acknowledge Drought But Want Others To Cut BackAn overwhelming majority of Californians agree the state is facing a serious water shortage, but most are also opposed to mandatory rationing.
Mandatory Water Cutbacks Expected After One Of Driest Winters On Record For Bay AreaThursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.
East Bay Water Customers Hit With Mandatory Cutbacks Because Of DroughtIn a 4-1 vote, the Alameda County Water District – which serves Fremont, Newark and Union City – voted to declare a water shortage emergency, forcing mandatory water restrictions on its 350,000 customers.
Oakland City Services Closed Monday Due To Budget CutbacksOakland officials are reminding residents that some administrative and city services will be closed Monday as a result of budget cutbacks.