Despite El Nino Storms, California Reservoirs Half FullThe recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that stand at half of historic depths for this time of year.
Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By DroughtWith the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 PercentThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.
Roberta Pleased To Find High Water Levels At Lake Del ValleYes, the water level at Lake Del Valle is the highest of I have seen in years and I was curious about that, so I visited the fish and bait store and asked why!
San Francisco Sued In Bid To Restore Hetch Hetchy ValleyA citizens’ group dedicated to restoring the now-flooded Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park has sued the city of San Francisco in a bid to change the way water is diverted from the Tuolumne River.
San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In ReservoirA $111,000-a-year San Francisco water manager will likely be suspended after he was seen urinating in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents.
California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For ConservationNew numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.
Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water WastersState water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.
East Bay Water District Taps Emergency Pipe, Filling San Pablo, Upper San Leandro Reservoirs With Sacramento River WaterThe mighty Mokelumne River is not so mighty after three years of the worst drought in California history, so for the first time ever, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serving Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Walnut Creek among other cities, will tap its emergency pipeline from the Sacramento River to maintain levels in reservoirs as the summer approaches.
EBMUD To Ask Customers To Cut Back Usage While Buying Water To Fill ReservoirsThe East Bay Municipal Utility District’s board of directors voted Tuesday to ask their customers to continue voluntarily cutting their water use by 10 percent because the dry winter has reduced the amount of water in the agency’s reservoirs.
Powerful Storms Do Little To Quench Bay Area DroughtEven if the Bay Area got all the rain predicted for the week, it still wouldn’t alleviate the record drought the region has been facing.
Bay Area Rain On The Way, But California’s Reservoirs Still Low While there's rain on the way in the Bay Area's forecast this week, the historic California drought has the state's reservoirs at alarmingly low levels.