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New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.

12/18/2014

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6.9M Bay Area Residents Under Flood Advisory Following Thursday’s Strong Storm

An urban and small flood advisory is in effect for seven of nine Bay Area counties Friday after a powerful storm flooded roadways and agricultural areas.

12/12/2014

Pacifica Pier

Storms Prove Too Much For Pacifica Waste Treatment Plants; Residents Asked To Conserve

PACIFICA (CBS SF) – The City of Pacifica is asking people to reduce their water use during the rainy weather. The massive rain totals have caused problems for the waste water treatment plant. City officials […]

12/12/2014

A flood gate in front of a business in San Anselmo, California. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

San Francisco Preps Storm Drains In Anticipation Of Flooding In Mission District

San Francisco is scrambling to prepare for a powerful storm in an area of the city notorious for flooding during heavy rain.

12/10/2014

The East Bay Municipal Utility District water treatment facility stands in Oakland, California. (Photo by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

East Bay MUD Customers Get 14% Fee Hike To Cover Drought Costs

Despite the expected heavy rain from this week’s upcoming storm, customers with the East Bay Municipal Utility District will see their water bills increase to cover costs for improving services associated to the state’s ongoing drought.

12/10/2014

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Storm Watches, Advisories Out Early As ‘Close To Sure Thing’ Storm Zeroes In On Bay Area

The National weather service has issued 15 warnings for the Bay Area, more than a day ahead of a powerful storefront expected to dump heavy rain on the region.

12/09/2014

Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

California’s Drought Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming, Feds Say

A report issued Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said natural variations — mostly a La Nina weather oscillation — were the primary drivers behind the drought that has now stretched to three years.

12/09/2014

Cove School Sign

3 Months After Opening, Classrooms At Corte Madera School Flooded By Storm

Wednesday’s heavy downpour flooded six out of the 16 classrooms at The Cove School in Corte Madera. As workers dry out the evacuated classrooms, the district is preparing for Friday night’s storm to prevent further water damage.

12/05/2014

Rain at the Golden Gate Bridge (CBS)

How Much Did It Rain Near You? Here Are The 24-Hour Totals

For months we’ve been waiting for “real rain” to help ease our statewide drought. This week we finally got it, lots of it. Numbers from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday reveal more than an inch of rain just about everywhere in the Bay Area, and closer to four inches in the wettest locations.

12/03/2014

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3 Years Of Drought Taking Heavy Toll On California’s Groundwater Supply

State officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.

12/02/2014

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