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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

Lafayette Reservoir. (CBS)

EBMUD Looks At Buying Water, Customers Could Face 14 Percent Surcharge

Despite a wet weekend, the East Bay Municipal Utility District said they still need more water. The district is looking at buying billions of gallons from the government, but customers would pay a steep price.

12/01/2014

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South Bay Surprises With Highest Rain Totals From Wet Weekend

A wet Thanksgiving weekend pushed the Bay Area closer to normal rainfall for this time of year, something we haven’t said in a while.

12/01/2014

(CBS SF)

Make It Rain: Cloud Seeders Coaxing Water To Fall And Relieve California’s Drought

As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.

11/25/2014

A Black Seadevil captured in Moneterey Bay. (MBARI)

Monterey Bay Submarine Captures Elusive ‘Black Seadevil’ Anglerfish On Video

The spooky deep sea creature that nearly lured in Marlin and Dory with his bioluminescence in the Pixar film ‘Finding Nemo’ has been captured on video by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

11/24/2014

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

(CBS)

Coast Guard Responds To Report Of Possible Body In Water Near Pacifica Beach

Emergency personnel are continuing to search for a person who was last seen face down in the water near a Pacifica beach Sunday, according to the Coast Guard.

11/23/2014

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