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California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Farmers To Get More Water As Feds Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

04/18/2014

California farm. (CBS)

Despite Drought, Plenty Of Gallons Still Needed To Water California’s Crops

Most people don’t realize how much water it takes to grow their food. For example, to grow one single almond it takes one gallon of water. To grow one head of lettuce it takes three-and-a-half gallons of water. And to grow one walnut, it takes five gallons of water.

04/17/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feinstein Tweaks California Drought Bill To Improve Prospects

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.

04/10/2014

Low water levels  at Uvas reservoir near Morgan Hill. (CBS)

Drought Forces Silicon Valley Triathlon Move To Half Moon Bay

The event, which normally includes a swim in the Uvas Reservoir near Morgan Hill, can’t be held there because the water level is too low.

04/10/2014

Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

New Desalinization Method From Livermore Lab Could Help California Through Drought

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have come up with an innovative plan to preserve fresh drinking water during this drought. Scientists have a new way to take the salt out of saltwater.

04/09/2014

Beef, meat, butcher

California’s Drought Contributing To Higher Beef Prices

The record drought in California may have meat lovers changing their eating habits. Over the past year, the price of beef has gone up significantly.

04/02/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies

A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports how it affects California’s drought.

04/01/2014

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Powerful Storms Do Little To Quench Bay Area Drought

Even if the Bay Area got all the rain predicted for the week, it still wouldn’t alleviate the record drought the region has been facing.

03/31/2014

Baby salmon are released from a tanker truck to a fish hatchery in Rio Vista, March 25, 2014. (CBS)

State Wildlife Officials Relocate Salmon By Truck Due To Drought

State and federal fishing officials are relocating salmon by the truckload from five Northern California hatcheries to help their migration to the ocean as drought conditions are expected to worsen.

03/25/2014

A busted fire hydrant shoots a geyser onto a San Francisco street after a car slammed into it. (CBS)

Fire Hydrant Shoots Geyser On SF Tenderloin Street

A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that sheared off a fire hydrant sending water gushing 60 feet into the air in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police and fire officials said.

03/25/2014

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