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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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Water Saving Tips And Resources

A list of resources for saving water indoors, outdoors, in the bathroom, kitchen, garden, and some Water Wisdom with which to impress (or annoy) your friends.

02/21/2014

Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company of Cloverdale. (CBS)

Deal With Local Brewer Helps Sonoma County Town Get Through Drought

California’s drought emergency has people looking for all kinds of solutions. A town in the North Bay is getting some help, thanks to beer.

02/20/2014

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Dublin, San Ramon Residents & Businesses Asked To Cut Water Usage Due To Drought

Residents and businesses in Dublin and parts of San Ramon are being asked to voluntarily cut their water use by 20 percent to get through the state’s current drought.

02/20/2014

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)

Gov. Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Propose $687 Million For Drought-Stricken Communities

Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.

02/19/2014

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Report Water Wasters!

The government and water agencies are watching your water use, with mandatory conservation in some areas. But who’s watching them?

02/17/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (L), Joe Del Bosque (2L) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) listen while President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Empresas Del Bosque, Inc. farm February 14, 2014 in Los Banos. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Tours Central Valley Farms, Pledges Millions For Drought

Farmers in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California’s long-term water problems.

02/14/2014

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Authorities Struggling To Recover Body Seen Floating Off Bodega Head

The California Highway Patrol called the Sonoma County fire and emergency dispatch center around 1:15p.m. to report a body was spotted in the water at Bodega Head, a dispatcher said.

02/14/2014

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Says Drought Requires Compromise In Congress

Gov. Jerry Brown visited California’s drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to strike a compromise that will benefit the region and nation.

02/12/2014

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