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Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Coming Storms Expected To Dump Snow In Sierra

A series of Pacific storms are expected to bring rain to the Bay Area and snow to the Sierra beginning Thursday night and increasing through the weekend.

11/15/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.

01/30/2012

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without Snow

The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.

01/03/2012

rain, storm, cars, traffic

Back-To-Back Storms To Bring Several Days Of Bay Area Rainfall

Skies have turned gray over the Bay Area, and rainfall was expected for the next few days as a storm system from the Gulf of Alaska passes through the region.

10/03/2011

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

Californians Pay The Price During Drought Years

A just released water policy report finds consumers paid dearly during California’s most recent drought in the form of higher energy prices, and environmental strain.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/16/2011

June Showers Break Records For Bay Area

Parts of the Bay Area have already seen record-breaking amounts of rain over the weekend, a National Weather Service official said.

CBS San Francisco–06/04/2011

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Ironically, Wet Year May Push Up South Bay Water Rates

The abundance of ground water after the heavy rainfall in 2010 and 2011, and the success of conservation efforts, has ironically led the Santa Clara Valley Water District to try and raise rates to make up for lower demand.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/14/2011

Lexington Reservoir

Dry February Threatens South Bay Water Supply

The lack of rain this year is starting to make water officials in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties a little nervous.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/09/2011

So Much For A Dry, ‘La Niña’ Winter In California

This was supposed to be a cold, dry “La Nina” winter in California, but so far, it’s been anything but, with many of the state’s reservoirs already full, and spilling over.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/23/2010

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