Reservoirs

Lake Oroville, California -- 2011 on the left, and September, 2014 on the right (Credit Paul Hames and Kelly Grow, California Dept. of Water Resources)

California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought With Worst Water Situation In History

Wildfires, countless acres of decimated farmland, at least a dozen communities running out of water within days, and massive fish kills are just the beginning, as the short-term climate shows no signs of a return of moisture.

09/30/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November Election

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.

08/13/2014

Doppler Radar on March 25th, 2014

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: Charting Drought Impact Across Bay Area Cities Before The Storms

Many Bay Area communities need over a foot of rain to return to normal, and that still won’t replenish the deficit caused by the on-going drought. How bad is your city?…

03/25/2014

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

California Drought Resources & Links

Links for California Drought agencies, water levels, conditions, climate data, dam projects, and reservoir storage.

02/06/2014

Folsom Lake, Folsom Point Boat Ramp, January 4th, 2014. Lake is at its lowest levels since dam construction, more than 119 feet  or 81% below capacity.  (Credit: Brandon Mercer / CBS SF)

Below Average Sierra Snowpack, Low Levels In Reservoirs Prompt Calls For Water Conservation

Survey finds snow levels in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and reservoirs statewide well below normal. State water officials are pushing for conservation.

01/04/2014

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LA’s Best Public Beaches And Reservoirs

From among any other big cities in the entire country, Los Angeles is arguably the most alluring when it comes to enjoying a sensational summer day spent by the sea.

06/25/2013

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dry Winter Could Mean Mandatory Water Rationing For Santa Cruz Residents

Water officials in Santa Cruz are already calling for residents to exercise restraint in their water usage this Spring, following a less than stellar rainy winter season.

03/29/2013

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County Residents Avoid Mandatory Water Conservation

Water officials in Santa Clara County are still advising residents to conserve, but are not making it mandatory this year.

04/19/2012

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

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