California’s drought has severely stressed the water system on Mount Diablo State Park. In response, officials have shut down faucets and replaced flush toilets with portable ones.
While there’s rain on the way in the Bay Area’s forecast this week, the historic California drought has the state’s reservoirs at alarmingly low levels.
The idea of completely draining one of the Bay Area’s largest reservoirs of drinking water might be shocking to drought-conscious Californians. But that’s exactly what will happen next year when a seismic retrofit will begin at Anderson Dam and Reservoir near Morgan Hill.
Firefighters rescued a woman from San Francisco Bay off the coast of Alameda Thursday evening, fire officials said.
The Contra Costa Water District is asking its roughly half-million users to cut their water use by 15 percent in an effort to help weather the ongoing drought.
Thursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.
Amid the worst California drought on record, a Central Valley water bank that could bail out struggling farmers is instead off limits to most everyone.
San Francisco is looking into ways to cut down on its supply of drinking water including using recycled water for street cleaning purposes.
In a 4-1 vote, the Alameda County Water District – which serves Fremont, Newark and Union City – voted to declare a water shortage emergency, forcing mandatory water restrictions on its 350,000 customers.
A federal appeals court on Thursday largely upheld a 2008 plan that called for restrictions on water deliveries from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect a tiny, threatened fish.