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Santa Clara Valley Water District

Anderson Reservoir (Cal Fire)

Despite Drought, Aging Anderson Reservoir To Be Drained To Prevent ‘Catastrophic’ Flood

The idea of completely draining one of the Bay Area’s largest reservoirs of drinking water might be shocking to drought-conscious Californians. But that’s exactly what will happen next year when a seismic retrofit will begin at Anderson Dam and Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

03/21/2014

A dry section of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Asks For 20 Percent Water Consumption Cut

That is double the water use reduction that was being considered just last month.

02/26/2014

An atmospheric water generator is on display at a press briefing outside the county building in San Jose, February 24, 2014. (CBS)

Milpitas Firm’s Device Generates Water From Air; Promoted As Possible Drought Relief

Water officials in Santa Clara County unveiled new technology on Monday that could help alleviate California’s drought by providing emergency drinking water.

02/24/2014

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South Bay Water District Provides Free Audit, Fixes For Home Water Waste

South Bay water customers are now able to find ways to cut water consumption and save money with a free house call.

01/28/2014

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Santa Clara Offers Rebates To Encourage Water Conservation

Many in the Bay Area have already installed low-flow showerheads and toilets, so when Governor Jerry Brown asked us to voluntarily reduce our water consumption by 20 percent, many were wondering how to do that.

01/18/2014

Stevens Creek

Opposition To Governor’s Water Conservation Plan Grows

As the slow roll-out of California Governor Jerry Brown’s state-water plan continues to be unveiled, opposition to the plan grows.

05/30/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Crews Clear Another Homeless Encampment In San Jose

City crews in San Jose started the process of clearing out a homeless encampment near Happy Hollow Zoo on Monday morning, a process that is expected to take most of the week.

04/22/2013

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5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In The South Bay

Don’t miss these 5 ideas for South Bay activities and groups to help you celebrate the spirit of Earth Day 2013.

CBS San Francisco–04/18/2013

Remote camera image of a beaver in Guadalupe River in San Jose. (Gregory Kerekes/YouTube)

Family Of Beavers Takes Up Residence In Downtown San Jose

A family of beavers has taken up residence in the Guadalupe River near the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose.

04/10/2013

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San Jose Struggles To Control Homeless Encampments Along Waterways

Several clean-ups of homeless encampments along the Guadalupe River and other San Jose creeks over the summer have done little to discourage illegal camping in the city’s watersheds, prompting the city to re-evaluate how it deals with homelessness, officials said.

09/06/2012

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