California Drought: Utility Set To Impose Steep Penalty For Residential Water OveruseSan Jose Water officials filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission Friday, seeking permission to begin charging fees to their customers who exceed set water use restrictions put in place during the current extreme drought conditions.
California Drought: Wine Country Vineyard Struggles To Stay Afloat After Well Runs DryAs the drought deepens, industries that rely on water are facing a desperate situation and that includes the wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys where one producer has literally run dry.
Drought Prompts California To Halt Some Water DiversionsThe Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency resolution empowering regulators to halt diversions from the state’s two largest river systems.
Heavy Rains Help Northern California Water Supply, But More NeededThe past week's storm drenched the Bay Area, essentially doubling rainfall totals for this winter. But the impact on the Bay Area's water supply depends on where you look and who you ask.
Firefighters Forced To Tap Into San Francisco Water Reserves To Fight 5-Alarm BlazeAs flames danced from one commercial building to another early Tuesday, San Francisco firefighters were faced with a dilemma as they battled the conflagration -- they had run out of hydrants.
Water Woes Weighing On Marin County Community Of InvernessAs if pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty weren’t enough, the tiny town of Inverness is facing a water shortage.
Sierra Snowpack Still Below Average Despite Wet MarchWhile California's snowpack in March was in better condition than it was in February, the month's precipitation was not enough to offset the state's dry winter.
Groups Pushing For More Public Access To Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; SF Not InterestedHetch Hetchy reservoir is considered San Francisco’s main water supply and the city is very protective of it. But it’s also a part of Yosemite National Park and some people are pushing for more public access to the area.
Water Officials: Sierra Snowpack Off To Disappointing StartWhile it's too early to sound the alarm, state water officials said Wednesday the first Sierra snow survey came up relatively empty.
Sierra Snowpack Bigger Than Last Four Years CombinedAccording to new data released by NASA, the snowpack levels in the Sierra are currently larger than the last four years combined.
E. Coli Found In Portion Of Los Altos' Water Supply; Boil Alert Issued
50 Million Gallons Of Water Lost In Attack On Inflatable Dam, Worsening Drought Emergency For Alameda CountyAn attack early Thursday destroyed water supplies that could have sustained 500 families, and police are searching for suspects in the crime.
Recycling Sewage Water Into Drinking Water May Become New Normal Amid California DroughtDavid Sedlak, a UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering and author of the new book “Water 4.0,” on how drinking treated sewage water could be the future.
California Voters Approve Prop 1, $7.12 Billion State Water BondVoters supported Proposition 1 Tuesday, authorizing $7.12 billion for state water supply infrastructure projects.
Gov. Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Propose $687 Million For Drought-Stricken CommunitiesGov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.