kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Water

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

California Looks At Emergency Water Rules To Help Firefighting Efforts, May Impact Valuable Water Rights

The worst drought on record has turned every inch of the Golden State into a tinderbox. State water administrators are looking at emergency regulations that may help firefighting efforts. The new rules could come at a cost to those who own valuable water rights.

07/02/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California’s Record Drought Taking Toll On Central Valley Farmers And Businesses

Cash registers in the Central Valley are seeing less activity these days because there’s less water. The state’s record drought is impacting farm towns in California’s Central Valley in a major way.

06/27/2014

Repair crews respond to a water main break in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose on June 25, 2014. (CBS)

Slow Response To Water Main Break Frustrates San Jose Neighborhood, 170,000 Gallons Wasted

While California is in the midst of one of its worst droughts on record, crews have taken nearly a week to respond to a water main break in a San Jose neighborhood, wasting more than 170,000 gallons.

06/25/2014

California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley. (AP)

Water Supply Flow May Shift From South To North For Santa Clara County

he severity of the drought has Santa Clara Valley water officials considering a dramatic proposal to increase their supply by shifting water north from the southern end of the Central Valley.

06/25/2014

Water flows from a buckled roadway on Joost St. in San Francisco's Outer Mission district, June 24, 2014. (CBS)

Water Main Break Floods Street, Shuts Down Traffic In San Francisco Outer Mission

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews are working to repair a water main break in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, fire and SFPUC officials said.

06/24/2014

water faucet

San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’

After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.

06/23/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn in the Bay Area. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pleasanton Spending $250,000 To Make Sure People Know They Have To Save Water During Drought

An East Bay city which has enacted mandatory water cutbacks is now paying big bucks to inform those who still are not aware of the restrictions and the message to save water.

06/19/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Civil Grand Jury Urges Santa Cruz County Desalination Plant, Warns Of Environmental Disaster From Drought

A desalination plant for Santa Cruz County has been talked about and studied for years, and now, a civil grand jury said it is the only solution to averting an environmental disaster.

06/18/2014

Corn is watered with an irrigation system on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Breakthrough Research From Stanford Uses Satellites To ‘See’ Groundwater Levels Amid Drought

Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a way to measure the amount of groundwater in the Earth from readings taken hundreds of miles above the planet, a technique that could revolutionize management of groundwater resources.

06/17/2014

water, drinking, tap, flouride,

East Bay Water, Sewer Rates Headed Higher

Water rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.

06/11/2014

more

previous