Water

Guadalupe River

Drought Dries Up San Jose’s Guadalupe River After Years Of Restoration

The Guadalupe River, which runs through San Jose, has dried up.

08/09/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Is Marijuana Cultivation Sucking California Dry?

An increasing number of marijuana operations is making California’s drought worse, according to a new study.

08/07/2015

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Judge Rejects California Farmers’ Challenge To Water Cuts

A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers’ group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.

08/04/2015

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Website Lets Residents Snitch On Water Wasters

California is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.

08/03/2015

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.

07/30/2015

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

generic water, tap, faucet, drinking

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

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