Drought Emergency: California Could Cut Off Water To Thousands Of Farmers In AugustCalifornia regulators are planning to stop thousands of farmers from taking water out of the state's major rivers and streams because of a worsening drought.
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Valley Water District Customers Falling Short Of Conservation GoalsIn the nearly month and a half since the Santa Clara Valley Water District declared a drought emergency and urged everyone to start saving water, conservation efforts have been somewhat lackluster.
Megadrought Poses 'Existential' Crisis in California and the WestA scorching "thousand-year" drought made worse by climate change is draining reservoirs at an alarming pace, fueling massive wildfires and withering California's crucial Central Valley agriculture economy.
Drought Emergency: Tri-Valley Water Agencies Ask For 2nd Cutback In 6 WeeksSix weeks after Tri-Valley water agencies asked residents to voluntarily cut their water consumption by 10 percent, they are now asking for a further voluntary cut of 15 percent.
Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Stuck in Vicious Climate Feedback LoopMore than 30 million people are under heat warnings and advisories with more than 93 percent of the West in drought this week. Scientists say heat and drought are inextricably linked in a vicious feedback loop that climate change makes even harder to break.
California Drought: Petaluma Lags in Meeting Water-Conservation GoalSonoma County residents have been cutting back on their water use for weeks to help with the drought, but one city seems to be struggling to keep up.
Marin Water Board Approves Tighter Irrigation RestrictionsThe Marin Water board of directors on Wednesday announced it has unanimously adopted new irrigation restrictions to preserve the region's water supply.
Warming Climate, Low Sierra Snowpack, Evaporating Runoff Extend California DroughtThe West's historic drought is the result of many factors, one of which scientists have recently begun to analyze with more scrutiny: snow drought.
Drought Emergency: Santa Rosa Considers Mandatory 20% Reduction In Water UseOfficials in Santa Rosa may order all residents and businesses to reduce their water usage by 20% as a worsening drought leads to lower available supplies in Sonoma County.
Santa Clara County Declares Drought Emergency; Water Conservation Urged in Unincorporated AreasSanta Clara County has declared a local emergency due to extreme drought conditions, and is urging residents and businesses in the county's unincorporated areas to immediately start conserveing water.
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.