California Begins 6th Straight Dry YearCalifornia’s 2016 water year ended Friday, marking a fifth consecutive dry year with low snowfall, officials from the Department of Water Resources said.
Central Valley Farmers Drill More, Deeper Wells As Drought Limits LoomSan Joaquin Valley farmers drilled 2,500 wells last year, 5 times the annual average for the previous 30 years.
Regulators Propose Cutting Delta Water Flow To Farms To Protect FishThe proposal calls for leaving 40 percent of normal flow in the San Joaquin river system to help native fish survive spawning.
California Water Use Creeps Up After Conservation Orders LiftedCalifornians' water use kept creeping back up in July after the lifting of mandatory statewide conservation orders for the drought.
At Least 96 Homes Destroyed In Socal WildfireLisa Gregory has kept a close eye on the weather since fleeing her home. She doesn't know when she can return or whether her house was still standing.
Mountain View's Downtown Cherry Trees On The Chopping BlockThe trees on the median in front of city hall have been around since 1990.
700 Trillion Gallons Of Water Found Deep Below California's Central ValleyStanford researchers have released a surprising new study revealing that California is sitting on top of a vast water resource that we didn’t know was there, and it could hold as much as 7,000 trillion gallons.
California's Drought Deficit Will Take Years To Fill, UCLA Study FindsWe just had our wettest winter in five years, but a new report by UCLA researchers finds it will take another four years like this one to make up for the water deficit we built up during the drought.
Millions Of Sierra Trees Fall Victim To DroughtThe number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year.
Crews Mop Up 2-Alarm Grass Fire Near I-580 In LivermoreCrews were able to contain a 2-alarm grass fire that scorched an area near Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore Wednesday afternoon.
El Niño Leaves California High And DryOn the first day of summer, California's historic drought is far from over despite what had promised to be a wet, El Niño winter.
Man Offers To Replace Concord Woman's Stolen Artificial LawnA man who saw a KPIX 5 report about thieves stealing an East Bay woman's artificial lawn last week on Monday generously offered to replace it for free.