Drought

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With Some Ski Resorts Closing, Is It Time To Panic About Our Water?

With all the crazy wet weather we had in December transitioning into a very dry weather pattern this month, is it too early to panic about water levels based on what you may have seen in the projection models for this season?

01/21/2015

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When Will We Have The Next #HellaStorm? New Fleet Of Planes Predicting Massive Weather Systems

California is crawling into its fourth year of drought, but a new program says it could end if enough storms like last December’s sweep across the Pacific this winter.

01/20/2015

Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, with Crystal Springs Dam and an elevated portion of Interstate 280 in the background. (SF Public Utilities Commission)

San Francisco PUC Dumps 50 Million Gallons Of Water Into Bay To Test Drainage Upgrades

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dump millions of gallons of water into the Bay and some Peninsula residents may notice their local creek on the rise.

01/15/2015

Rocky Shoreline at Cambria

Central Coast Town To Launch Desalination Project In Response To Drought Emergency

The Pacific Coast tourist town of Cambria has seized the drought emergency as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

01/03/2015

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Drought’s Heavy Impact On California’s Wildlife; Starving Baby Squirrels Leaping From Trees For Food, Water

California’s ongoing drought is having a major impact on wildlife, experts said.

12/29/2014

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Extreme Surf Slams California Coast, Floods Mill Valley Roads During ‘King Tide’

A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year’s highest tides to California shores, creating a coastal flood advisory for the Bay Area through Tuesday.

12/22/2014

Cloud Seeding Drones

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds

California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely place — unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones.

12/21/2014

A car drives through a flooded street in San Jose on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For Conservation

New numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.

12/18/2014

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New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.

12/18/2014

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

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