Drought

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Sugar Bowl 2nd Resort To Suspend Skiing As Drought Takes Toll

Yet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state’s historic drought.

03/19/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Considers Tighter Restrictions Than State’s New Regulations

With the state expanding emergency water restrictions in the wake of the drought, some Bay Area residents could soon be asked to conserve even more. It could happen as soon as next week in Santa Clara County.

03/18/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away

KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.

03/18/2015

Dry rice field in Yuba County. (CBS)

Some Northern California Farmers Not Planting This Year, Sell Water To Los Angeles At $700 Per Acre Foot

The rice industry in the Sacramento Valley is taking a hard hit with the drought. Some farmers are skipping out on their fields this year, because they are cashing in on their water rights.

03/17/2015

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California Expands Emergency Drought Rules; New Limits On Lawn Watering, Business Water Use

California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.

03/17/2015

FOLSOM, CA - JULY 20:  In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011 in El Folsom, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) FOLSOM, CA - AUGUST 19:  (Bottom) Low water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on August 19, 2014 in El Folsom, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe Drought

Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.

03/17/2015

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Lack Of Snow Prompts Sierra-At-Tahoe To Close At Earliest Time In Decades

A ski resort south of Lake Tahoe has suspended its winter operations due to a lack of snow and could end up closing the rest of the season for the earliest time in about 40 years.

03/16/2015

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Water Wasters Go Unpunished As Devastating Drought Deepens

California water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.

03/14/2015

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NASA Scientist Says Epic Drought Leaving California With Only 1 Year Of Water Left

A NASA scientist is saying California only has about one year of water left in its reservoirs, after years of record drought.

03/13/2015

Workers wash a van at a car wash on January 29, 2014.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Is There Really An Eco-Friendly Way To Wash Your Car During California’s Drought?

Water rationing or water conservation, has been a priority in my household (and probably yours) for the past 3 years. In fact, water conservation has become “a game” for me! Every month, I am anxious to tear open my water bill and see just how much more I saved over the previous month!

03/13/2015

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