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Napa creek, quake

Water Flowing In Drought-Stricken Napa Creeks Thanks To 6.0 Earthquake

Last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has residents marveling at the sight and sound of water running in some local creeks again.

09/05/2014

An East Porterville resident takes water from a tank. Tulare County has resorted to delivering water to town residents after wells have run dry during the drought. (CBS)

Residents Of Central Valley Town Out Of Running Water Due To Drought Speak Out

In the Bay Area, our drought has prompted many people to use less water. But in the town of East Porterville, about 75 miles southeast of Fresno, there is no water. For the people living there, day-to-day life has become a struggle.

09/02/2014

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

EPA Says Delta Water Tunnels Could Violate Federal Environmental Law, Harm Fish

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say California’s $25 billion plan to build an enormous pair of twin tunnels system to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to other parts of the state may violate federal environmental law and harm endangered fish.

08/29/2014

A water geyser shoots from a broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland, August 29, 2014. (CBS)

Fire Hydrant Break Sends Geyser Shooting 60 Feet High, Wasting Huge Amounts Of Water During Drought

A broken fire hydrant near southbound 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.

08/29/2014

Ants (photo credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Menlo Park Adopts Strict Water Conservation Rules For 16,000 District Customers

The Menlo Park City Council approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday night will implement water conservation measures that are stricter than the state requirement affecting nearly 16,000 customers.

08/28/2014

Crews repair water leaks following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Napa Families Remain Without Running Water After Earthquake, New Leaks Found

At least 500 families are still without water after Sunday’s earthquake struck the Napa Valley. Officials said they are finding new leaks and the number could go higher.

08/27/2014

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

California Drought: Wells Literally Running Dry In One Central Valley Community

Tulare County Water Resources Department says the drought is so severe in parts of California’s Central Valley that water is not coming out of faucets in some cases. Bottled water had to be delivered for people to drink.

08/27/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Passes New Regulations For Outdoor Urban Water Use

Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.

08/27/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Declares Drought Emergency With Citywide Water Shortage

City leaders are now calling for residents to cut back on water use by 20 percent.

08/27/2014

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