South Bay Water Officials Draw On Distant Reserves, Weigh Options As Drought DeepensWhile drought conditions are upon the Bay Area, water officials in Santa Clara County plan to draw from distant reserves for now and seek to increase storage and expand water recycling in the future.
UPDATE U.S. Drought Monitor Puts Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsThe latest California drought update just released Thursday by weather officials puts most of the Bay Area in the red under what is classified as extreme drought conditions.
SFPUC Asks Irrigation Customers To Reduce Water Use By 10 Percent Amid Dry WeatherIn light of dry weather conditions throughout California, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Thursday called for irrigation customers and city departments to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10 percent.
Historically Low Water at Lake Sonoma Points to Potentially Devastating DroughtSonoma County is facing a historic drought after two dry winters and, on Tuesday, county supervisors are expected to proclaim a drought emergency.
EBMUD Board Expected to Declare Stage 1 Drought on TuesdayThe East Bay Municipal Utility Board of Directors will consider officially declaring a stage 1 drought at its meeting Tuesday.
Storm Tracker: Tahoe Prepares For Wintry Blast; No Drought Relief For Bay AreaWhile an April storm front lost some of its punch as it rolled into the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday, it was still carrying the promise of blizzard conditions in the Sierra where chain controls were already in place in the mountain passes.
April Storm Front Brings Showers, Allergy Relief To San Francisco Bay AreaWhile it won't be a drought buster, an April storm front rolling into Northern California early Sunday will bring much needed showers and allergy relief to the San Francisco Bay Area and dump over a foot of snow in the higher elevations of the Sierra.
California Drought 2021: Warm Temperatures Trigger Unprecedented Decline In Sierra Snowpack's Water ContentAs extreme drought conditions continue to expand across the San Francisco Bay Area, a leading climate researcher issued a new warning Thursday of another sign that a water supply crisis is developing across the region.
Gov. Newsom Declares Drought Emergency In Sonoma, Mendocino CountiesGov. Gavin Newsom has declared an emergency executive order in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditions affecting much of the state.
Spring Arrives With Meteorologists' Grim Forecast for California Water SupplySaturday marks the first day of astronomical spring and the outlook is grim for California and the West, where drought conditions will persist, according to NOAA.
Megadrought 'Unprecedented in Human History' Likely the New Normal Across the WestUsing tree ring evidence going back 1,200 years, scientists researching previous megadroughts, some lasting up to 40 years, say recent dry spells in the West appear to be following a similar longterm pattern.
Final Sierra Snowpack Survey of Season Comes Up Dry, Raising Drought ConcernsThe final snow survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada recorded just 1.5 inches snow depth at Phillips Station -- just 3 percent of the May average.
Global Warming Drives 'Mega Drought' Across Western States, Study FindsAlmost half of the two-decade-long drought which has parched much of the western United States can be blamed on man-made global warming, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science.
Drought Monitor: Much Of California 'Abnormally Dry'The U.S. Drought Monitor is now categorizing two-thirds of California as abnormally dry.
Mosquito Concerns Grow After Wet Bay Area WinterThe rain this year may have gotten us out of our drought but biologists are concerned about mosquitoes breeding in standing water in grassy swamps.