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A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies

A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports how it affects California’s drought.

04/01/2014

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Mountain View City Council Declaring Water Shortage

Car washes and water served at restaurants may soon be a thing of the past as the Mountain View City Council is likely to declare a “Stage 1″ water shortage emergency on Tuesday, due to the state’s ongoing drought.

04/01/2014

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Powerful Storms Do Little To Quench Bay Area Drought

Even if the Bay Area got all the rain predicted for the week, it still wouldn’t alleviate the record drought the region has been facing.

03/31/2014

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Another Week Of Storms: Did It Make Any Difference? Rainfall Averages For Bay Area

After last week’s rain, how do cities stand on the verge of another wet week? Many areas still need over two feet of rain just to reach normal. Check your city to see how bad the drought still is.

03/31/2014

A car drives across a flooded road near Healdsburg. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Get Set For More Wet – Rain Likely On Monday

More rain is on its way to the Bay Area as early as Monday, and weather forecasters said to expect cold temperatures, hail, and the possibility of snow on the region’s peaks.

03/30/2014

The overbite clam. (Cindy Brown/CALFED)

California Drought Creating Toxic Clams In San Francisco Bay

California’s ongoing drought is affecting much more than just drinking water supplies as scientists are looking into how declining rainfall may be increasing the toxicity of the San Francisco Bay.

03/27/2014

Baby salmon are released from a tanker truck to a fish hatchery in Rio Vista, March 25, 2014. (CBS)

State Wildlife Officials Relocate Salmon By Truck Due To Drought

State and federal fishing officials are relocating salmon by the truckload from five Northern California hatcheries to help their migration to the ocean as drought conditions are expected to worsen.

03/25/2014

Doppler Radar on March 25th, 2014

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: Charting Drought Impact Across Bay Area Cities Before The Storms

Many Bay Area communities need over a foot of rain to return to normal, and that still won’t replenish the deficit caused by the on-going drought. How bad is your city?…

03/25/2014

A busted fire hydrant shoots a geyser onto a San Francisco street after a car slammed into it. (CBS)

Fire Hydrant Shoots Geyser On SF Tenderloin Street

A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that sheared off a fire hydrant sending water gushing 60 feet into the air in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police and fire officials said.

03/25/2014

A sign shows a fountain that was shut off at Mount Diablo State Park due to the drought. (CBS)

Water Fountains, Flush Toilets Shut Down On Mount Diablo Due To Drought

California’s drought has severely stressed the water system on Mount Diablo State Park. In response, officials have shut down faucets and replaced flush toilets with portable ones.

03/24/2014

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