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