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Bay Area Water Agencies Get Tough On Water-Wasters

Bay Area water agencies are getting tough on water-wasters. The Dublin-San Ramon Services District is slapping big fines on repeat offenders.

5 hours ago

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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.

17 hours ago

Water shoots onto Sunset Boulevard next to the UCLA campus after a pipe burst. (CBS)

Broken Water Pipe Sends Millions Of Gallons Onto Parts Of UCLA Campus

Officials say a broken water pipe flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

07/29/2014

A person pans for gold. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sacramento Officials Cancel Annual ‘Gold Rush Days’ Event Due To Drought

Sacramento officials are canceling the city’s annual Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento because of the ongoing drought.

07/29/2014

Vandals are suspected of flooding the baseball diamond at the College of Alameda. (CBS)

Vandalism Floods Ballfield At College Of Alameda; Thousands Of Gallons Of Water Wasted

Vandals cranked open a main water valve and knocked over sprinkler heads on the baseball field at the College of Alameda sometime over the weekend, resulting in about 100,000 gallons of water wasted.

07/28/2014

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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San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer

Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer.

07/28/2014

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Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

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

Sign promoting 'Brown is the New Green' a Water District $500K campaign  encouraging residents to conserve water.

Brown Is The New Green When It Comes To Bay Area Lawns

Brown is the new green. At least, it is when it comes to lawns in Alameda. Water officials hope it’s a new trend that will catch on all over California.

07/25/2014

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