Water supply

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Propose $687 Million For Drought-Stricken Communities

Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.

02/19/2014

Rain, Puddle, Reflection

Storms Lift Reservoirs, But 2014 Still Remains Worst Drought In History

Storms 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?

02/10/2014

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

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Declares California Drought Emergency In SF Visit

Gov. Jerry Brown Friday proclaimed a drought state of emergency in what is expected to be the driest year on record in California.

01/17/2014

Hetch Hetchy

Prop F Asks SF To Rethink Hetch Hetchy, Future Of Water Delivery

San Francisco voters must decide in November whether the city should take a first step towards draining Hetch Hetchy and restoring the natural course of the Tuolumne River.

10/11/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

Phil Matier: Effort To Restore Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Headed For SF Ballot

Advocates of an effort to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley planned Monday to turn in about 16,000 signatures to San Francisco elections officials – more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the ballot this November.

07/09/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

KCBS In Depth: Restoring Hetch Hetchy

An interview with Mike Marshall with Restore Hetch Hetchy and Ed Harrington with the San Francisco PUC on the possibility of restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state.

03/18/2012

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Officials Hope New Technology Will Help During Droughts

The technology provides treated water to the tap.

02/11/2012

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Broken Well Pump Cuts Water To Pescadero

A broken well pump has cut off water to the coastal San Mateo County town of Pescadero, and officials say the pipes could stay dry for days.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/23/2011

(CBS)

East Bay Water Customers To Be Protected From Droughts

Customers in the East Bay could be spared from a drought or other emergencies thanks to an intertie project between two agencies.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/28/2011

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