Winter Storms Wash Debris Into Bay Area WatersThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remove large pieces of debris that have washed into the San Francisco Bay waters following recent rain storms.
High Bacteria Levels Prompts Warning For Swimmers At Monterey Area BeachSwimmers are being warned to stay out of the water at Monterey Municipal Beach after tests found high levels of bacteria, county health officials said Tuesday.
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.
Wine Growers In Sonoma And Napa County Face New Water Management Standards During DroughtThe main concern is controlling runoff of sediment or chemicals from vineyards into local waterways.
San Francisco Supervisors To Face Each Other In Runoff For State Assembly SeatTwo San Francisco supervisors will face each other in a runoff race for one of the city’s state assembly seats this November following Tuesday’s primary election.
Storms Lift Reservoirs, But 2014 Still Remains Worst Drought In HistoryStorms reverse reservoir draining trend, with Lake Shasta rising a foot, Folsom Lake rising 14 feet, but how far do they have to go to return to normal?
Half Moon Bay Orchid Farm Settles Environmental Suit For $139KA Half Moon Bay orchid farm has agreed to pay $139,000 to settle allegations that it spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into a creek and illegally installed an irrigation pump.
Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent StormsState water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without SnowThe state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.
Some San Franciscans Baffled By Ranked Choice Voting SystemNext week, San Francisco voters will elect a new mayor with a system many of them still don't quite understand.
Storm Runoff Dumping Toxics Into San Francisco BayA new study says urban runoff is dumping heavy loads of mercury, PCBs and other toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay.