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.
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.
Should you touch it? Eat it? Run from it? Some of California’s youngest children have no idea what rain is.
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.
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.
Researchers are also concerned about how the increasing number of people growing marijuana on public lands will affect the ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
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.