Sierra Snowpack Lags In Latest Measurement Despite Recent Big StormsRecent storms have boosted California’s vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but not enough to fully compensate for a dry start to winter.
California's Snowpack Lagging In Water For WinterA California water official says that the water in the state’s mountain snowpack is currently about half of average for early winter, but noted that a dry start doesn't always predict the season's outcome.
California To Pay $12M For Roads Damaged In Oroville Dam CrisisCalifornia's water resources agency has agreed to pay a Northern California county $12 million to repair roads after a crisis at the country's tallest dam forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate in 2017.
Oroville Dam Report Cites "Systemic Failures" By California Water Officials"Long-term and systemic failures" by California officials and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws caused last year's near-disaster at the tallest U.S. dam, an independent panel of dam safety experts said Friday.
188,000 Evacuated Near Oroville Dam SpillwayAt least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in the area near the Oroville Dam Sunday after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the structure was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.
6 Crazy, Creative Ideas For Solving California Drought CrisisBecause state regulated water savings alone won't solve a problem of this size.
1st Sierra Snow Pack Measurement This Winter Comes Up ShortOfficials with the California Department of Water Resources measured the Sierra Nevada snow pack Tuesday — the first measurement of the snow pack this winter and things came up short.
Lady Gaga Releases PSA Urging Californians To Save Water During DroughtBack in March, Lady Gaga took some flack from water conservationists when she filmed in Hearst Castle’s famed swimming pool, which required it to be drained after. Gaga responded by pledging to participate in a PSA for California Department of Water Resources.
Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS' Doug Sovern reports how it affects California's drought.
NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze DroughtNASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.
State Water Officials Warn Of Shortages If 2014 Winter Is DryState water officials are warning that low water levels in reservoirs across the state should be a warning that conservation measures might be necessary to get through next year.
State Water Officials Preparing For What Could Be 3rd Dry Year In A RowState water officials are taking no chances when it comes to the possibility of another dry year. Local water districts are being advised to prepare for the possibility that 2014 could be the third dry year in a row.