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.
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.
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.
State officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.
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.
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.
As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.
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.
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.
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.