Drought

A crew from ZLC Corporation removes a pool from a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Drought Leading Growing Number Of Bay Area Homeowners To Ditch Backyard Swimming Pools

The built-in backyard swimming pool was once the epitome of suburban luxury. But now because of the drought and other factors, they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

05/18/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

What is this wet stuff falling from the sky? This California toddler tried to taste his first drop of rain. (CBS)

Drought So Bad This California Kid Has Never Seen Rain

Should you touch it? Eat it? Run from it? Some of California’s youngest children have no idea what rain is.

05/16/2015

Water is sprayed from a crane as crews remove the Candlestick Park exterior. (CBS)

Dust Vs. Drought: Thousands Of Drinkable Gallons Poured On Candlestick Park Rubble

In the middle of California’s historic drought, thousands of gallons of drinkable water an hour are being used to control dust at the Candlestick Park Demolition site. But despite earlier statements from a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesperson to local papers, the developer conducting the spraying appears to have done nothing wrong.

05/15/2015

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Entire Month’s Rainfall Drops On South Bay In A Day, Along With Hail, Lightning And Thunder

More rain fell in the Bay Area on Thursday than normally falls for the entire month of May as a spring storm moved through with lightning, thunder, hail, and downpours.

05/14/2015

A bud is seen on a mature marijuana plant that is displayed at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Climate Change, Drought Likely Means Marijuana Grown In California Will Be More Potent

Researchers are also concerned about how the increasing number of people growing marijuana on public lands will affect the ecosystem.

05/13/2015

A golf ball sits in a dry spot on a fairway at Gleneagles Golf Course in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CA Golf Courses Forced To Rip Out Sod, Go Brown To Save Water During Historic Drought

California’s epic drought is reshaping golf courses statewide. Many of California’s more than 860 golf courses have jumped at turf reduction rebate programs run by water agencies.

05/13/2015

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Bay Area’s Tri-Valley Residents Keep Recycled Sewer Water In Demand

Many of the Bay Area’s Tri-Valley residents can’t get enough of treated sewer water used for plants, trees and lawns. It’s so much that the Dublin-San Ramon Services District is having a tough time keeping up with demand.

05/12/2015

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San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San 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.

05/11/2015

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