Drought-Stricken California Boosts Conservation In MarchResidents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in March compared with the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell and changing habits, officials said Tuesday.
No More Fines For East Bay Water Wasters As Drought EasesAn ordinance that imposes fines on suspected East Bay water wasters as a reaction to the state’s drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Ducks Dismayed After Decorative Pond Drained In PleasantonDucks may be dismayed by the loss of a decorative pond in Pleasanton, but the California drought requires fresh water be conserved.
El Niño Weakens, Here Comes La Niña, Meteorologists SayIn the midst of an epic El Niño, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Niña, is around the corner.
No Más El Niño? Snowpack Measurement Confirms Drought Not OverState water surveyors found a barely average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday, setting the stage for tough decisions to come on water conservation requirements for California residents.
San Jose Cleans Up Decades-Old Trash, E-Waste From Dry CreeksThere's at least one silver lining to California's four-year drought. In San Jose, volunteers have been able to clean out decades old garbage stuck at the bottom of dry creek beds.
Study: Farms, Hydropower At Risk In West's Changing ClimateClimate change could upset the complex interplay of rain, snow and temperature in the West, hurting food production, the environment and electrical generation at dams, the federal government warned Tuesday.
Storms Push Shasta Lake To Over 100 Percent Of Historic AverageThe weekend storm helped California reach a key milestone in drought recovery efforts, with the state’s largest reservoir now more than 100 percent of its historic average.
Reservoirs In Drought-Stricken California Dump Billions Of Gallons Of Water In Case Of StormsSome of drought-stricken California’s biggest reservoirs are regularly releasing billions of gallons of water – much of it going into San Francisco Bay – and keeping only 60 percent capacity under water rules from the 19th century, according to a report.
California Drought's Hardest-Hit May Need Years Of SupportA new state analysis warns that some sectors hit hardest by California's drought may still need help long after the current dry spell ends.
Snowpack In Drought-Stricken California Hits Five-Year HighRecent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal -- more than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years.
Despite El Niño Storms, Central Valley Farmers Brace For Continued DroughtFarmers in the San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year.
Bay Area Braces For Week's Biggest StormA flash flood watch has been posted for the entire Bay Area through early Wednesday afternoon as the region braces for the biggest of this week’s storm systems.
Drought-Dry, Sinking California Land Costs State BillionsFour years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down the Central Valley, requiring repairs to infrastructure that experts say are costing billions of dollars.
Bay Area Taxpayers Footing Bills For Water Board Members' Expensive ConferencesEl Nino may help, but California’s still in its 4th year of drought. We’ve all been forced to cut back and pay more for water. But what about the agencies providing it? Are they cutting back too?