Drought

Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Small California Town Pays Hefty Price To Drill For Water During California Drought

The small town of La Grange sits right between a lake and a reservoir, still it’s about to run out of water. While they dig for a solution, it comes with a hefty price.

05/26/2015

Flooding Road in Healdsburg

Flooding In Texas, Oklahoma Fueling Hope That California’s Drought Will Soon End

Years of extreme drought may be coming to an end in Texas and Oklahoma as heavy rains caused deadly flooding, and it’s fueling hope that California’s drought may soon come to an end as well.

05/25/2015

Alameda Creek dam destroyed by vandals, releasing 50 million gallons of water that had been stored for the drought. (KPIX)

50 Million Gallons Of Water Lost In Attack On Inflatable Dam, Worsening Drought Emergency For Alameda County

An attack early Thursday destroyed water supplies that could have sustained 500 families, and police are searching for suspects in the crime.

05/22/2015

Mud Cracks

State Water Board Accepts Hundreds Of Farmers’ Offer To Make Voluntary 25 Percent Water Use Cut

The State Water Resources Control Board has accepted an historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper losses later.

05/22/2015

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Oakland Thief Takes Off With 500 Gallon Water Tanker

A 500 gallon water tanker has been stolen from a landscaping site in the Oakland hills.

05/22/2015

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Governor Brown Signals Support For ‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Amid State’s Historic Drought

Governor Jerry Brown signaled his support for more aggressive water-saving measures Thursday in the face of the state’s historic drought, including a controversial plan to use recycled wastewater to replenish the drinking water supply.

05/21/2015

Yosemite Falls flows in December. (CBS SF)

Forecasters Predict Stormy Sierra Memorial Day Weekend

It could be a stormy Memorial Day holiday, if your travels take you to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite or the High Sierra this weekend.

05/21/2015

Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

05/21/2015

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Amid Record Drought, Group Of California Farmers Offer To Give Up 25 Percent Of Their Water

A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.

05/20/2015

Fire crews work to cap a broken water hydrant in Berkeley. (photo courtesy George Sloan)

Busted Fire Hydrant Spouts 30-Foot Water Plume, Drenching Berkeley Pipeline Replacement Project

Fire crews were busy repairing a broken fire hydrant near the Claremont Hotel, in Berkeley Wednesday afternoon.

05/20/2015

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