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Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Ban Sale Of Bottled Water In Unanimous Vote

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the sale of bottled water on public property.

03/04/2014

The Squaw Valley Ski Resort (Squaw Valley USA)

Storms Replenish Sierra Ski Resorts, Another Foot Expected By Saturday

Squaw Valley, which sits between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, received 22 inches of snow at its top elevations between Wednesday, when the first storm hit, and midday Friday. Neighboring Alpine Meadows reported 15 inches.

02/28/2014

California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Pass $687 Million Drought Plan

California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities, a package that includes emergency money for communities running low on drinking water and farming communities where fallowed fields are leading to sky-high unemployment.

02/27/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown On California Drought: ‘Rains Won’t Be Enough’

Governor Jerry Brown says he’s glad to see it’s finally raining in the Bay Area, but this series of storms won’t do much to ease California’s drought.

02/26/2014

A dry section of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Asks For 20 Percent Water Consumption Cut

That is double the water use reduction that was being considered just last month.

02/26/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.

02/25/2014

KPIX 5's Roberta Gonzales took this photo of the Far East Express lift at Squaw Valley on February 25, 2014. (CBS)

Lake Tahoe Locals Say Ski Season Among Worst In Decades

Much needed snow is forecast to reach the Sierra and Lake Tahoe later this week. Resorts are hoping the snow will provide some hope amid one of the worst ski seasons in decades.

02/25/2014

Worker drinks a bottle of water while working outdoors

SF’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban Proposal Puts Industry Against Environmentalists

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu’s plastic water bottle ban proposal was heard before a Board of Supervisors’ committee Monday and will go before the full board March 4th.

02/25/2014

An atmospheric water generator is on display at a press briefing outside the county building in San Jose, February 24, 2014. (CBS)

Milpitas Firm’s Device Generates Water From Air; Promoted As Possible Drought Relief

Water officials in Santa Clara County unveiled new technology on Monday that could help alleviate California’s drought by providing emergency drinking water.

02/24/2014

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Sonoma County Suffering Driest February in 120 Years

One of the largest wine-producing regions in the nation is on the verge of declaring a water emergency.

02/24/2014

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