The king tide returned to the Bay Area, peaking on Saturday morning. Max Darrow reports from San Francisco. (12-4-21)
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King Tide Flooding Foreshadows Future Climate Change NormThe king tide returned to the Bay Area, peaking on Saturday morning. Max Darrow reports from San Francisco. (12-4-21)
Fog Gives Way to Smog as Bay Area Air Quality PlummetsAir quality that has hovered in the moderate category this week got markedly worse Thursday afternoon with the index hitting 150 and higher across the Bay Area. Andria Borba reports. (12-2-21)
Water Restrictions Tighten in North and South Bay CommunitiesTough drought restrictions are now in place in much of the South Bay and in parts of the North Bay. San Jose and Marin County water customers have a choice: cut back or pay up. Max Darrow reports. (12-2-21)
CA Drought: Marin Co. Water Restrictions Take Effect Dec. 1At the stroke of midnight on December 1, new water restrictions go into effect in Marin County. After the recent rains, Andrea Nakano reports some residents were caught off guard.
Supporters Need A Million Signatures To Put Water Infrastructure Bill Before CA VotersSignature-gathering has begun for an initiative to create more water storage in Northern California. John Ramos tells us the success of that measure may depend on the weather.
Water Company's Woes Leave Santa Cruz Mountain Community High and DryA private water company in the Santa Cruz Mountains has been fined $21,000 by the California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water. Maria Cid Medina reports. (11-19-21)
Neighbors Divided Over Plan To Build Amazon-Style Warehouse In Coyote ValleyA land battle is brewing in the South Bay pitting conservationists against commercial developers. The prize is a piece of property in Coyote Valley surrounded by hundreds of acres of open space. Devin Fehely tells us neighbors are divided over a plan to build an Amazon-style warehouse.
Caltrans Looks to Hire Hundreds for Jobs in Clean California CampaignCaltrans says they saw good turnout for yet another job fair in the Bay Area on Saturday as they continue to recruit new employees to work for the agency under the Clean California campaign launched by the governor. Shawn Chitnis reports. (11-13-21)
Avalanche of Pandemic-Generated Trash Will Pollute Oceans and BeachesA new study reveals that millions of pounds of plastic trash generated during the fight against COVID is ending up in our oceans. Kenny Choi reports. (11-12-21)
East Bay Drought Check Shows Improvement But No End to DroughtWilson Walker went to Contra Costa County to find out how East Bay MUD is faring in the wake of some significant early-season rainstorms. (11-12-21)
Berkeley Neighbors Fight To Save Beloved Community Garden From Being Sold AwayA group of Berkeley neighbors have been cultivating a community garden for two decades and now they could lose it forever. John Ramos takes us inside the campaign to save it.
Invasive Weeds Threaten Water Clarity at Lake TahoeAquatic invasive weeds have been a problem in the Tahoe Keys for years but can now be spotted on shorelines around the lake. Kristen Simoes reports. (10-30-21)
Storm System Brings Hope to Parched North BayThe east fork of the Russian River has sprung back to life and is now crawling toward the lake bed that became a postcard for California's drought. Wilson Walker reports. (10-21-21)
SF PUC, EBMUD Call Proposed Penalties on Water Overusers PrematureDespite lackluster conservation compliance, neither EBMUD nor San Francisco PUC is currently considering financial penalties for customers who do not conserve. Devin Fehely reports. (10-16-21)
Cal Fire Admits Estrada Fire Ignited by Controlled BurnA wildland fire burning near Watsonville that quickly grew to 150 acres Friday evening, forcing evacuations, was sparked by a prescribed burn earlier in the day. Maria Cid Medina reports. (10-15-21)
San Jose Set to Impose Steep Penalty for Residential Water OveruseSan Jose will soon have the toughest water conservation measures of any major city in the state. Kiet Do reports. (10-15-21)
Salty Tap Water Forcing Marin Residents To Tote Their OwnSaltwater is showing up in public wells in Marin County. John Ramos tells it has forced residents to bottle and tote their own fresh water from filling stations.
Fruit Fly Infestation Puts Much of San Jose Under QuarantineA fruit fly quarantine now in effect will affect a lot of backyard fruit growers in the Santa Clara Valley. Len Ramirez reports. (10-8-21)
CA Drought: EBMUD Plan Uses Sacramento River To Solve Water Supply ShortageEast Bay residents may notice a difference in the taste of their tap water soon. Wilson Walker reports on EBMUD's plan to use the Sacramento River to solve the water shortage during the current drought.
Foster City Mulls Action to Protect Waterfront Fouled by Wild GeeseA messy problem along the Foster City waterfront is becoming a health issue and now city leaders say it may be time to take a major step to control the goose population. Max Darrow reports. (10-1-21)
Wasted Fresh Water Seen Surging Into San Jose Storm DrainKPIX 5's Len Ramirez discovered a storm drain near Hwy 101 in San Jose that seems to be filling with thousands of gallons of fresh water going to waste during the severe drought. (9-30-21)
Fawn Fire, Ongoing Drought a Double Whammy for Area ResidentsThe Fawn Fire has exploded to 9 square miles, forcing thousands from their homes west of Redding. And the historic drought is complicating the firefight. Wilson Walker reports. (9-24-21)
State-of-the-Art Water Purification Plant Helps Silicon Valley Battle DroughtThe Santa Clara Valley facility uses advanced technologies to purify treated waste water using microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light to treat 8 million gallons a day. Kiet Do reports. (9-23-21)
Healdsburg Cuts Water Use in HalfEveryone in California has been asked to conserve water but no city is doing a better job of it than Healdsburg. Wilson Walker reports. (9-23-21)