California Drought: Morgan Hill Imposes Mandatory Water RestrictionsUnlike most Bay Area cities, Morgan Hill gets 100 percent of its water from underground wells. And that's a big reason why the city became the first in Santa Clara County to issue mandatory water use restrictions.
Drought Emergency: Valley Of The Moon Water District, Sonoma Urge Limiting Groundwater Use By 20%As the region faces its second dry year in a row, the Valley of the Moon Water District and the city of Sonoma are asking residents to cut back their water usage by 20 percent.
Drought Emergency: Healdsburg Orders Shutdown Of Outdoor Watering As Lake Mendocino Dries UpResidents of Healdsburg have been ordered shut down all outdoor watering systems as its only source of water begins to dry up amid a worsening drought.
Drought Emergency: State Water Board Orders Reductions In Russian River Minimum Flows, DiversionsThe California State Water Resources Control Board ordered reductions this week on minimum instream flows and diversions from the Russian River as drought conditions worsen in the river's watershed.
UPDATE: Temperatures Will Soar Into Triple Digits By Mid-WeekTemperatures will begin a steep climb Wednesday, reaching triple digits for communities away from the coast, straining California's power grid and sucking out even more moisture from the already tinder-dry hills, fields and forests.
California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A DayAs an extreme drought strengths its grip on Sonoma County, Healdsburg officials have unveiled tough new restrictions on water use including limiting individuals to 74 gallons a day and ordering sprinklers and drop irrigation system to be shut down immediately.
Park Service Installs Water Troughs at Point Reyes to Help Tule Elk Survive DroughtCreeks and springs at Point Reyes National Seashore are parched enough that park staff set up three large troughs last week to ensure tule elk herds get enough water to make it through what could be an unprecedented drought.
Amid Extreme Drought, Contra Costa County Steps Up Battle Against Illegal FireworksWith a dry summer looming, authorities in Contra Costa County said the crackdown on illegal fireworks is about to ramp up.
California Drought UPDATE: Santa Clara Valley Water Board Declares EmergencyThe board of the largest water agency in Santa Clara County on Wednesday unanimously declared a water shortage emergency,
Fires, Outages, Dried-Up Wells Expected In Contra Costa County Amid Exceptional DroughtThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday heard a report from local emergency service officials saying residents should expect to not only see fires, but power outages, bone-dry vegetation, smoky skies and wells drying up this year.
California Drought: Sonoma City Council Declares Stage 1 Water ShortageCity officials in Sonoma on Tuesday declared a Stage 1 Water Shortage and are seeking voluntary conservation from residents and businesses.
California Drought: Water Emergency Declaration Coming To Santa Clara County; Mandatory Restrictions SoughtSanta Clara County’s main water provider announced Monday that it plans to declare a water shortage emergency and urge local municipalities to impose water use restrictions.
Prompted by Drought Emergency, Morgan Hill Imposes Water RestrictionsThe water shortage is so serious in Morgan Hill, they are saving water by the glass. Len Ramirez reports. (6-17-21)
Drought Crisis: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Limits Personal Water UseHealdsburg officials have unveiled tough new restrictions on water use, ordering sprinklers and drop irrigation system to be shut off immediately. John Ramos reports. (6-12-21)
Latest Drought Monitor Puts More of Coastal Bay Area Under Exceptional DroughtMary Lee reports on drought monitor putting more of North Bay coast under exceptional drought conditions (6-10-2021)
California Drought Emergency: Fish & Wildlife Launch Operation To Save Chinook SalmonAlong with the risk of wildfires, California's drought is also threatening a species of salmon. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has launched a massive operation to save the fish by helping them migrate to the sea. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (6/9/21)
Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Declares EmergencyLen Ramirez reports on board of Santa Clara County Valley Water District declaring an emergency and calling for a 15% water use reduction (6-9-2021)
South Bay Water Board to Vote on Proposed RestrictionsJustin Andrews reports on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board meeting to likely approve recommended water restrictions (6-9-2021)
Mandatory Water Cut Looming for South Bay ResidentsDevin Fehely reports on the Santa Clara County Valley Water District calling for mandatory use restrictions due to dire drought conditions (6-7-2021)
Surviving Drought Tips -- Around The HomeWith Northern California in the grips of worsening drought conditions as we head into the summer months, here are some tips from state water officials on how to make your home more water efficient.
Surviving Drought Tips -- Around the Yard With Northern California in the grips of worsening drought conditions as we head into the summer months, here are some tips from state water officials on how to make your yard and garden more water efficient.