More Rain Needed To Reduce Fire Danger, Stave Off Future DroughtMore than a month and a half into this year's rainy season and significant precipitation was finally falling on Tuesday in Northern California. The state could use it in more ways than one.
Megadrought 'Unprecedented in Human History' Likely the New Normal Across the WestUsing tree ring evidence going back 1,200 years, scientists researching previous megadroughts, some lasting up to 40 years, say recent dry spells in the West appear to be following a similar longterm pattern.
East Bay MUD Reservoirs Full After Winter StormsEast Bay Municipal Utility District reservoirs are full after heavy rains this winter, one of the wettest in years.
Rainstorms Give California Reservoirs A Much Needed BoostA new report card shows an impressive boost to the Bay Area water supply.
Recent El Niño Storms Lift Some South Bay Reservoirs To CapacityReservoirs in Santa Clara County are reaping the benefits of recent storms, with four reservoirs at capacity or above.
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.
Drone Video Offers New Look At Drought Conditions At NorCal ReservoirsCalifornia’s drought conditions, which have been well-documented in photos, are getting another look with the release of drone video.
Drought Executive Order Streamlines Process To Install Salinity Barriers In The DeltaIf approved, construction on the temporary rock barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could begin as early as May.
Storm Showers, Rainy Weather, Even Lightning And Thunder Thursday Afternoon, Clear For ThanksgivingThe second in a triple header of weak storms to hit the Bay Area may hit harder than the first, bringing rain and even lightning and thunder to the region by Thursday afternoon.
California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought With Worst Water Situation In HistoryWildfires, countless acres of decimated farmland, at least a dozen communities running out of water within days, and massive fish kills are just the beginning, as the short-term climate shows no signs of a return of moisture.
California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November ElectionPressed by a deadline and California's severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.