The second in a triple header of weak storms to hit the Bay Area may hit harder than the first, bringing rain and even lightning and thunder to the region by Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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?…
Links for California Drought agencies, water levels, conditions, climate data, dam projects, and reservoir storage.
Survey finds snow levels in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and reservoirs statewide well below normal. State water officials are pushing for conservation.
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.
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.
Water officials in Santa Clara County are still advising residents to conserve, but are not making it mandatory this year.
State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.