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There’s Gold In ‘Dem Drought-Dry California Creeks

California’s prolonged drought has created opportunities for prospectors and miners panning, sluicing, chiseling and diving for gold.

06/24/2015

A woman reads a book (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

2015 Off To Driest Start In San Francisco History

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.

03/30/2015

A pedestrian walks in the rain on December 11, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with a severe storm that is bringing high winds and heavy rain that have toppled trees and caused local flooding.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Over Half A Foot Of Rain Possible As Wet Weather Finally Returns To Bay Area

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.

02/02/2015

Clouds pass over the San Francisco skyline. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Won’t See A Drop Of Rain In January

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.

01/28/2015

A grove of redwood trees (CBS)

Climate Change A Leading Factor As California Loses Half Of All Large Trees, Study Finds

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.

01/22/2015

Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

California’s Drought Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming, Feds Say

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.

12/09/2014

Photographs taken from an F-15C, show a much closer view of a developing clouds above the Oregon Gulch fire (NASA) -

NASA Releases Stunning ‘Fire Cloud’ Photos From Above California-Oregon Border

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.

08/08/2014

Portable toilets placed at the Springhouse Apartments in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Running Water Restored To Pleasanton Apartment Complex After 5 Days

Residents of the Springhouse apartment complex in Pleasanton were excited Tuesday after water service restored after a five day absence.

07/22/2014

Portable toilets placed at the Springhouse Apartments in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Pleasanton Apartment Complex Living Without Running Water For 4 Days, Residents Using Porta Potties

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.

07/22/2014

Los Gatos Creek Trail (www.sjparks.org)

Los Gatos Creek Going Dry Amid California’s Record Drought

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.

07/08/2014

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