California’s prolonged drought has created opportunities for prospectors and miners panning, sluicing, chiseling and diving for gold.
The first three months of 2015 were the driest three months to begin any year in the history of San Francsico, according to statistics from Golden Gate Weather Services.
The driest winter stretch in recorded Bay Area history is about to end. And If computer models are right, it will end in drenching fashion.
Tuesday’s storm that brought some showers to Southern California completely bypassed the Bay Area, and there isn’t any rain the forecast prior to kickoff of the Super Bowl this Sunday. That means San Francisco will go without measurable rain in January for the first time ever.
Over the last 85 years, California has seen more than half of its large trees vanish, according to the a publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A report issued Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said natural variations — mostly a La Nina weather oscillation — were the primary drivers behind the drought that has now stretched to three years.
Lightning-fueled fires on the Oregon-California border earlier this month sent huge smoke clouds into the atmosphere above the Western United States, clouds that NASA captured on camera both from jets and via satellite.
Residents of the Springhouse apartment complex in Pleasanton were excited Tuesday after water service restored after a five day absence.
Residents of an apartment complex in Pleasanton have been living in misery. For the past four days, they have lived without running water.
After a water main broke late last week, the faucets, toilets and showers at the Springhouse Apartments have been dry.
On Tuesday, the water supply to the creek was cut by about 60 percent as South Bay water officials try to conserve what little water they have to work with.