Drought

Rain at the Golden Gate Bridge (CBS)

How Much Did It Rain Near You? Here Are The 24-Hour Totals

For months we’ve been waiting for “real rain” to help ease our statewide drought. This week we finally got it, lots of it. Numbers from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday reveal more than an inch of rain just about everywhere in the Bay Area, and closer to four inches in the wettest locations.

12/03/2014

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3 Years Of Drought Taking Heavy Toll On California’s Groundwater Supply

State officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.

12/02/2014

A downed tree between Scott St. and Divisadero St. on Waller St. in San Francisco (CBS SF)

Tree Smashes Car In San Francisco During Storm

Heavy rain brought down a tree, smashing a car in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon.

12/02/2014

(CBS)

Next Bay Area Storm Packs Plenty Of Rain, 3-4 Inches Possible In Wettest Locations

Most of the Bay Area has already received an inch of much-needed rainfall over the past three days. We will likely double our rain totals, as the strongest storm we will see this week moves closer to Northern California.

12/01/2014

Lafayette Reservoir. (CBS)

EBMUD Looks At Buying Water, Customers Could Face 14 Percent Surcharge

Despite a wet weekend, the East Bay Municipal Utility District said they still need more water. The district is looking at buying billions of gallons from the government, but customers would pay a steep price.

12/01/2014

A pair of coho salmon swim in Lagunitas Creek. (Joannatirn/Wikimedia Commons)

Once Plentiful Coho Salmon In Marin County Face Extinction Due To Drought

Environmentalists in Marin County say a centuries-old species of Coho salmon is facing outright extinction due to the current drought.

12/01/2014

Snow at Kirkwood

California Rain Storms Bring Major SFO Flight Delays, Snow At Tahoe Ski Resorts

Rain, fog and wind gusts triggered hours of flight delays at San Francisco’s airport on a busy post-Thanksgiving Sunday, while Sierra Nevada ski resorts enjoyed a few inches of snow.

12/01/2014

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Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For Bay Area With Heavy Rain In Forecast

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday morning.

11/30/2014

(William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Wettest Parts Of Bay Area Could See 8 Inches Of Rain By Wednesday

Dense fog Friday clung to the Bay Area Friday, but that was expected to quickly give way to rain late in the day, ushering in days of wet weather and inches or rain for the drought-plagued region.

11/28/2014

(CBS SF)

Make It Rain: Cloud Seeders Coaxing Water To Fall And Relieve California’s Drought

As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.

11/25/2014

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