Water

Kids belonging to a fishing summer camp show off their catches on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Bay Area Fishermen Report Huge Catches Ahead Of Forecasted El Nino

Despite the drought, Bay Area fishermen said they’re enjoying some of their best hauls in years. An approaching El Nino is likely sending fish surging toward our shores.

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Houseboats are moored on a shrinking arm of the Oroville Lake reservoir which is now at 25 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. Local media is reporting that California officials are now looking to Australia for advice on how to deal with long term drought as the state enters its fourth year of severe drought. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.

07/29/2015

An oil slick that appeared off the Southern California coast. (CBS)

2-Mile-Wide Oil Slick Mysteriously Appears Off Southern California Coast

The Coast Guard says a 2-mile-wide oil slick that mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast is expected to dissipate on its own in the days ahead.

07/29/2015

Water flooding onto San Bruno street from broken pipeline on July 28, 2015 (CBS SF)

Major Peninsula Water Line Broken, Millions Of Gallons Reported Lost

Millions of gallons of water have been lost from a 54-inch regional transmission line that broke at Junipero Serra County Park in San Bruno on Monday night, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman said Tuesday.

07/28/2015

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E. Coli Found In Portion Of Los Altos’ Water Supply; Boil Alert Issued

LOS ALTOS (CBS SF) — Cal Water issued a boil water alert Sunday for customers in a portion of Los Altos, a Cal Water spokeswoman said. Cal Water officials sent out a notification by phone […]

07/26/2015

Drip irrigation waters a field of grape vines on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking Water

The California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.

07/20/2015

Winner of San Francisco's Ugliest Yard gets a makeover. (CBS)

Weed-Infested Winner Of SF’s ‘Ugliest Yard Contest’ Wins Drought-Friendly Makeover

Pageants and prizes aren’t always for the ‘loveliest of them all.’ San Francisco has awarded a prize to a home in the city’s Sunset neighborhood for having the ‘Ugliest Yard,’ and threw a block party on Saturday to celebrate.

07/18/2015

Tom Selleck arrives at a screening and panel discussion of CBS's "Blue Bloods" at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2012 in North Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Tom Selleck Settles Lawsuit Accusing Him Of Stealing Water For SoCal Ranch

A Southern California water district voted Wednesday night to accept TomSelleck’s offer of more than $21,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the “Magnum, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” star of taking water he wasn’t entitled to for his 60-acre ranch.

07/16/2015

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

California Orders Irrigation District To Stop Pumping Water Or Pay $10K A Day

California has issued its first cease and desist order telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year’s tightened drought regulations.

07/16/2015

A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To Drought

California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

07/15/2015

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