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Drought

Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.

09/13/2014

Echevaria elegans (Kurt Stüber/Wikimedia Commons)

New Side Effect Of California Drought: More Cases Of Thieves Stealing Succulents

Drought-tolerant cacti and succulents are becoming a favorite for homeowners looking to keeping their front yards green – and now are also becoming an easy target for thieves.

09/10/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$7.5 Billion Water Bond For Drought Relief Leads Among Likely Voters

A new Field Poll finds slightly more than half of likely voters approve of a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

09/10/2014

A mountain lion. (National Park Service)

California’s Drought May Be A Factor In Cupertino Mountain Lion Attack; Wildlife Advocates Say

Amid the search for the mountain lion that mauled a six-year-old boy near a Cupertino Winery on Sunday, wildlife advocates say California’s drought may have been a factor in the attack.

09/08/2014

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Los Gatos Nudist Resort Forced To Truck Water In After Drought Dries Up Sources On Property

A nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking water in after the state’s drought dried up their main sources.

09/07/2014

Desalination Plant

Amid Record Drought, Massive Southern California Desalination Plant Nears Completion

When completed next year, the Carlsbad desalination plant will supply San Diego County with 50 million gallons of drinking water.

09/05/2014

Napa creek, quake

Water Flowing In Drought-Stricken Napa Creeks Thanks To 6.0 Earthquake

Last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has residents marveling at the sight and sound of water running in some local creeks again.

09/05/2014

An East Porterville resident takes water from a tank. Tulare County has resorted to delivering water to town residents after wells have run dry during the drought. (CBS)

Residents Of Central Valley Town Out Of Running Water Due To Drought Speak Out

In the Bay Area, our drought has prompted many people to use less water. But in the town of East Porterville, about 75 miles southeast of Fresno, there is no water. For the people living there, day-to-day life has become a struggle.

09/02/2014

Western Wildfire

Windy Weather Stokes Growing Northern California Wildfires

Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

08/31/2014

A water geyser shoots from a broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland, August 29, 2014. (CBS)

Fire Hydrant Break Sends Geyser Shooting 60 Feet High, Wasting Huge Amounts Of Water During Drought

A broken fire hydrant near southbound 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.

08/29/2014

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