No Rain In Forecast; Dry January Returns San Francisco To Parched ConditionsAfter ending last year with a series of storms that helped ease the grip of an extreme drought, Mother Nature has turn off the spigot for the San Francisco Bay Area, returning the region to bone-dry conditions.
California Water Districts To Get More Supply Than Planned After Wet Winter StormsLast month's wet winter storms led California officials on Thursday to announce they'll release more water than initially planned from state storage to local agencies that provide water for 27 million people and vast swaths of farmland.
UPDATE: Marin Water Board Lifts Some Water Restrictions, Penalties Following Early Season StormsThe Marin Water Board of Directors has removed some customer water-use limits and associated penalties, citing "significant winter rainfall" that has replenished local reservoirs.
Marin Water Officials May Lift Penalties For Too Much Usage After Wet Start To Rainy SeasonWater officials are considering lifting penalties for residents who use too much water, now that supply is looking much better for many parts of the Bay Area.
South Bay Exceeds Water Reduction for November 2021The South Bay has exceeded its water reduction target for November 2021, according to the most recent data available.
Healdsburg Residents Not Optimistic About Early Rains Ending Water ConcernsAfter suffering a scary drought season in 2021, people in Healdsburg are not taking the availability of water for granted, even with recent storms starting the water year in a promising way.
Despite Wet December, California Imposes Outdoor Watering Restrictions As Drought Drags OnFor the second time in a decade, Californians will face mandatory restrictions governing their outdoor water use as the state endures another drought and voluntary conservation efforts have fallen short.
Rainfall Brings Hope But Tri-Valley Remains In 'Extreme Drought' ConditionsWhile major storms to start the season are making a difference against the drought, some parts of the Bay Area continue to be under "extreme drought" conditions.
'Could Not Have Asked For A Better December' – Sierra Snowpack Above Normal After Early Season StormsEarly season storms that dumped large amounts of snow helped bring the Sierra snowpack to above normal, but California remains in a drought, state water officials said Thursday.
Rainy December Helping Ease Drought Conditions in the South BayWhile water officials are still advising residents to be conservative with water use, recent rains have helped to ease drought conditions in the South Bay.
Recent Rains Bolster Hopes That Marin Could Ease Drought RestrictionsAs people hiked along the Cascade Creek in Mill Valley on Thursday, many were thrilled to see water rushing alongside them.
Late Autumn Storms Put State on Path to Defeat DroughtA second atmospheric river has moved through, and there is more rain in the forecast. Not to jinx anything, but California is having a good winter - so far. But the state is going to need a lot more to recover from its recent dry spell.
Approaching Atmospheric River Promises Relief But Won't End DroughtWhile the approaching rain is good news, Californians should all hope it's just a preview of the next couple of months.
Bay Area Water Districts Offering Mixed Approaches to Drought RestrictionsThere are now two districts in the Bay Area with tough drought restrictions in place. San Jose Water and Marin Municipal Water District customers have a choice: cut back on their water usage, or pay up.
Drought Emergency: Water Districts Across Bay Area, California Warned Not To Expect Shipments From StateDespite recent rains, state water officials sent out a warning to water districts that it doesn’t have enough water to send out, including many in the Bay Area.