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Bay Water Too Cold For You? Blame The Wind

In most years, the winds also help push ocean surface waters, churning up cold water from down below. That process, called upwelling, did not happen as much over the winter.

05/12/2015

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San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.

05/11/2015

The Eco Green Auto Clean Car Wash in Redwood City. (CBS)

Redwood City Car Wash Does The Job With Just 1 Cup Of Water During California Drought

A Redwood City car wash is taking water conservation during California’s drought, cleaning cars with just one cup of water.

05/11/2015

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Celebrities’ Estate Lawns Still Green As Regular Folks Let Lawns Die Amid Drought

The drought has come down to a question of the haves and the have-nots. But one tweet from say, a Kardashian, encouraging folks to conserve, could be a drought game changer.

05/11/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Californians Getting Mixed Messages During Drought

California is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.

05/10/2015

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Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This Weekend

The East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.

05/08/2015

A golf course in Palm Springs. (CBS)

Amid Epic Drought, Palm Springs Residents Guzzle 4 Times More Water Than San Francisco’s

With 300 days of sunshine a year and miles of bright green lawns, this is Palm Springs, smack in the heart of the Sonoran desert.

05/07/2015

Atmospheric water generator made by Ecoloblue of Pacheco. (Ecoloblue)

East Bay Company’s Devices Capture Water Out Of Thin Air

It sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie. A Bay Area company makes machines that capture water from the air, technology that could help during our record drought.

05/06/2015

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California Citrus Growers Trimming, Painting Trees To Deal With Drought

Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.

05/05/2015

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