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