Reservoirs

A lone houseboat beside an almost dry section of the Shasta Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 25, 2015.  (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Video Offers New Look At Drought Conditions At NorCal Reservoirs

California’s drought conditions, which have been well-documented in photos, are getting another look with the release of drone video.

07/24/2015

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. (California Department of Water Resources)

Drought Executive Order Streamlines Process To Install Salinity Barriers In The Delta

If approved, construction on the temporary rock barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could begin as early as May.

04/02/2015

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Storm Showers, Rainy Weather, Even Lightning And Thunder Thursday Afternoon, Clear For Thanksgiving

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.

11/20/2014

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

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