CA Drought: Desalination Could Be Backup Plan For Marin County's Emergency Pipeline ProjectDesalination is an idea that surfaces every time drought comes around and usually gets set aside as soon as the drought passes. Now, Marin County is taking another look at taking water from right out of the bay.
Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest GroveFire officials warned Sunday that strong winds were contributing to “critical fire conditions” in the area of the KNP Complex, two lightning-sparked blazes that merged on the western side of Sequoia National Park where crews were battling to preserve a grove of ancient trees.
Firefighters Work to Save Giant Sequoias From Advancing KNP Complex FireTwo lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world’s tallest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil.
Marin County Supes to Vote On Extending Drought Emergency DeclarationAs an ongoing water shortage that’s hurting ranchers and dairies in the North Bay, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider extending a local emergency declaration of drought conditions at its meeting Tuesday.
Judge Rules Siskiyou County Can't Ban Water Delivery to Hmong Marijuana GrowersA federal judge has ruled Siskiyou County officials can’t stop trucks from delivering water to Hmong farmers who are illegally growing marijuana, saying the practice raises “serious questions” about racial discrimination.
California Drought: Water Use Up in Some South Bay Communities, Despite Calls to ConserveSouth Bay communities are consistently falling short of water conservation goals as officials consider imposing drought penalties including fines and higher rates.
Drought Emergency: Dry Conditions Sending Wildlife Into East Bay NeighborhoodsFrom turkeys strolling along streets, to wild pigs appearing on surveillance video digging up yards, bone dry conditions in the hills has sent thirsty wildlife into neighborhoods, particularly in the East Bay.
Drought Emergency: More South Bay Residents Turn To Graywater Systems To Save Water And Their PlantsAs South Bay water officials ask everyone to cut back 15% because of the drought, more are turning to graywater to save water and their plants at the same time.
Marin Water District Revisiting Possible Water Pipeline Over Richmond-San Rafael BridgeThe worsening drought is forcing one Bay Area water district to revisit a possible solution and in a sense, go back in time.
Volunteers Carry Water Miles to Help Struggling Point Reyes Tule Elk Survive DroughtOn Saturday at Point Reyes, dozens of volunteers trekked 6 miles round-trip, carrying gallons of water, to replenish a watering hole used by tule elk trying to survive the drought.
Lake Mendocino Water Level Drops to Nearly Historic LowThe water level in Lake Mendocino on Thursday fell below 20,000 acre feet despite earlier state orders preventing hundreds of water rights holders from drawing from the Russian River.
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Water Officials Issue Dire Warning As Reservoirs Dip To Historic LowsWith the state in the grips of a historic drought, reservoirs in Santa Clara County are at extremely low levels, as seen in a new video from the county's water provider.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Heads Effort To Collect Water Data In U.S. WestThe multimillion-dollar effort led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launches next week.
9 National Forests In Northern California Closed Through Labor Day Due To Wildfires, Dry ConditionsNine national forests in Northern California are closed thorough at least the Labor Day holiday weekend due to ongoing dry conditions and raging wildfires in the region.
Poor Conditions at Lake Sonoma Lead to Relocation of Coho SalmonDrought and poor water conditions at Lake Sonoma prompted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to move young coho salmon from Warm Springs Fish Hatchery in Geyserville to a conservation facility in Petaluma, in order to avoid heat stress.