A large pool of warm water off the Pacific Coast may be exacerbating California’s already severe drought. Climate scientist Nick Bond of the University of Washington said the pool of water, which he calls “the blob,” is about 2-7 degrees warmer than normal.
From dirt skiing, more beaches for lakefront real estate, new businesses popping up where wildflowers aren’t, and amazing new tourist attractions, there is always a silver lining to the non-existent rain cloud.
A panel of top state and local officials that met in Sacramento Thursday warned that residents should prepare for what could be a decade-long drought much like that experienced in Australia recently.
What used to be a waterway filled with plants and fish in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood is now essentially solid concrete.
State officials took emergency action on the drought Wednesday, imposing tough new standards for toilets, urinals and faucets sold in California starting January 1st.
While Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for fields to get ripped up statewide, KPIX 5 found fresh sod seemingly ready to roll out in Woodside.
California officials say residents aren’t doing enough to conserve water, and now state officials want residents to report their neighbors and business owners who waste water.
California’s emergency drought measures are turning into a boom for businesses that help homeowners save rainwater, including the rain from Tuesday’s storm.
Ongoing restoration efforts to reduce pollution along with California’s record drought have contributed to the best clarity in Lake Tahoe since the early 2000s.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing legislation that would require large new buildings in the city to use gray water in toilets and for irrigation.