COVID In Oakland: Pandemic Sending Additional Trash Into Bay Area WaterwaysThe Bay Area received its first significant rainfall in months this week. While early rains often wash a lot of debris into San Francisco Bay, COVID is introducing additional unusual trash to the water.
Crews Work to Limit Fuel Spill From Sinking Barge in Petaluma RiverMultiple North Bay first-responder crews set up containment booms around a barge sinking in the Petaluma River to contain any petroleum leaks and limit their spread Sunday.
Sonoma County Cannabis Grower Pleads Guilty To Felony Environmental ViolationsA man has pleaded guilty to environmental violations in connection with a cannabis growing operation on his property in western Sonoma County, prosecutors said.
Rolling Power Outage Triggers Oakland Estuary Sewage Spill: 50,000 Gallons Discharged Into WaterwayBoaters were being warned Saturday to stay away from the Oakland Estuary after an estimated 50,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled during a power outage Friday night at the East Bay Municipal Utility District wastewater treatment plant in West Oakland.
Sonoma Winery Blending Tank Springs A Leak; Thousands Of Gallons Flow Into Russian RiverCrews at the Rodney Strong Winery were cleaning up a massive wine spill Thursday after a blending tank sprang a leak and dumped more than 97,000 gallons of red wine onto the ground and into a nearby creek.
Monterey Mushrooms Agrees To Pay Santa Clara's Largest Water Pollution LawsuitThe country's biggest mushroom grower, located in the Bay Area, just agreed to pay $2.24 million in what has become Santa Clara's largest water pollution lawsuit.
Stolen E-Scooters in San Jose Being Dumped Into Guadalupe RiverA San Jose man, known as "the river watchdog," said Thursday he has pulled nearly two dozen electric scooters from the Guadalupe River in just two days.
Huge Boom Towed Out Golden Gate To Cleanup Great Pacific Trash PatchA 2,000-foot long floating boom was towed out to sea Saturday from the San Francisco Bay to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an zone of floating trash between between Hawaii and California the size of Texas.
San Francisco Resident Battles Plan To Axe Trees For Water Treatment ProjectThe water treatment plant in San Francisco's Bayview District will soon get a multi-billion dollar upgrade. But to do it, the city says some 20 trees along Evans Ave will have to be removed.
Crews Clear Vallejo Reservoir System of Sediment, Say Water Is Safe to DrinkCity crews have flushed the system impacted by sediment in the water of Vallejo's Swanzy Reservoir affecting about 1,000 households.
High Lead Levels Found In Drinking Water At Three San Francisco SchoolsWater taps at three San Francisco schools have been turned off after samples were found to contain lead levels above federal safety standards
2 East Bay Lakes, Closed By Toxic Algae, ReopenedLake Temescal in Oakland has been closed to swimmers since June 26 and Quarry Lakes has been closed since Feb. 8.
Health Officials Warn of Blue-Green Algae – Hazardous To People, PetsNapa Valley health officials are urging people planning to go swimming or boating to avoid close contact with lakes and other bodies of water containing blue-green algae.
Air District Issues Nuisance Violations For Oil Sheen In San Pablo Bay Last YearThe Sept., 2017 incident prompted a shelter-in-place order, 1,430 odor complaints from the public and 100 hospital visits.
State, Federal Agencies Respond To Sunken Barge Leaking Fuel Into BayDivers Saturday checked to see whether fuel was leaking again from a barge that capsized early Friday morning in San Francisco Bay south of the Bay Bridge.