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.
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.
Record December Rains Draw Spawning Salmon to Marin County CreeksIn July, Marin County creeks were almost bone dry. Now there's so much water running through them that salmon are spawning like no one has seen for decades.
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.
Stormy Weather Lifts Much Of San Francisco Bay Area Out Of Extreme Drought ConditionsAfter months of being locked in the grip of an extreme drought, December's wintery onslaught has dumped several inches of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area and more than 11 feet of snow in the Sierra to considerably eased those parched dry conditions.
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.
Storm Prompts Marin Water Officials To Consider Lifting Some Water RestrictionsThe latest atmospheric river to pass through Northern California has prompted Marin Water officials to consider rolling back water restrictions, despite current drought conditions.
EBMUD: Storm Brings Much-Needed Rain But Reservoirs Remain Far From CapacityRain across the East Bay on Monday created flooding in some cities, but the water collected over the weekend also helped to fill up regional reservoirs. They are still far from capacity because of the drought.
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.
PG&E Preps Ahead of Strong Storm Hitting Bay AreaPG&E is making preparations for a strong, atmospheric river-driven storm that may cause power outages in the Bay Area when it arrives this weekend, officials said Friday.
Atmospheric River Gaining Intensity In Pacific; 'Multiple Waves Of Heavy Snowfall' Predicted In SierraAn atmospheric river building in intensity out in the Pacific moved ever closer to the Northern California coast Thursday, carrying with it the promise of much-needed rain beginning Sunday and rolling into next week.