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San Francisco And East Bay Water Regulators Impose Mandatory Restrictions To Alleviate Drought

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.

08/12/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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California Drought Sparks Booming Market For Water-Saving And Leak Detection Gadgets

California’s drought has created a booming new market for high tech water saving gadgets. Not surprisingly, insurance companies are starting to give policy holders discounts when they install water leak detection systems.

08/08/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Scales Back On Washing Trains’ Exteriors To Save Water

The transit agency says its washing the exteriors of its trains less frequently in an effort to save water.

08/08/2014

Santa Clara Water Waster Watchers Caught Letting H20 Go Down The Drain

Santa Clara Water Waster Watchers Caught Letting H20 Go Down The Drain

For the past couple of days, KPIX 5 has been checking up on the sprinklers at the District’s headquarters in South San Jose and found a shocking surprise.

08/08/2014

A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Odds Of El Nino This Winter To Relieve California Drought Less Likely

With California in desperate need for a wet winter to relieve the state’s drought, scientists with the National Weather Service said that the chance of an El Nino to develop later this year is less likely.

08/07/2014

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Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved Restrictions

Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.

08/05/2014

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Marin County Water District Pits Neighbors Against Each Other To See Who Uses Less Water During Drought

Water wasters have faced warnings, fines, and even restrictions during California’s drought emergency. But, some residents in Marin County are going even further, competing against each other to see who uses the least water.

08/04/2014

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)

In Depth: Who’s Using Water During California’s Drought?

The current drought is covering all of California in extreme ways. It’s the third driest year in 106 years of record keeping according to Jay Lund of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, our guest for this week’s In Depth.

08/04/2014

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Bay Area Water Agencies Get Tough On Water-Wasters

Bay Area water agencies are getting tough on water-wasters. The Dublin-San Ramon Services District is slapping big fines on repeat offenders.

07/30/2014

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