There is a red flag warning in the East Bay with high winds and super dry conditions. Maria Medina is in San Jose where crews were battling a vegetation fires along Interstate 680.
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)
State Water Conservation Falls Short Of Gov. Newsom's GoalThe first report card showing how much water California is conserving is not good. Betty Yu reports that the state fell short of its goals, but the Bay Area did better, conserving nearly 8.5 percent on average.
CA Drought: Desalination May Be Alternative Solution For Marin Co. Water CrisisMarin County is considering an expensive solution to its current water shortage. Desalination. Wilson Walker shows us the current plan.
Water Use Up in Some South Bay Communities, Despite Calls to ConserveDevin Fehely reports on a number of South Bay cities falling short of proposed water conservation goals (9-8-2021)
Drought Emergency: Dry Conditions Sending Wildlife Into Bay Area NeighborhoodsFrom turkeys strolling along streets, to wild pigs digging up yards, dry conditions in the hills has sent thirsty wildlife into neighborhoods across the Bay Area. Juliette Goodrich reports. (9/2/21)
CA Drought: Proposed Emergency Pipeline Would Bring Much-Needed Water To Marin CountyDrought-stricken Marin County is looking at a proposal to build a pipeline along the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to bring much needed water from the Central Valley. Kenny Choi has details of the plan.
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Water Officials Issue Dire Warning As Reservoirs Dip To Historic LowsThe Santa Clara Valley Water District is sounding the alarm, warning the drought is quickly depleting its above-ground storage in its 10 reservoirs. Devin Fehely reports. (8/25/21)
North Bay Counties Distribute Water-Saving Tools, Promote ConservationThe water shortage is severe in much of the North Bay. On Saturday, Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino counties joined together to offer the tools for saving water and spreading the message of conservation. John Ramos reports. (8-21-21)
CA Drought: State Water Regulators Investigate Missing Water On Russian RiverWater that should flow downstream is mysteriously missing along Russian River. John Ramos tells us where officials believe that water is going.
Wine Country Grower Forced To Make Tough Choice When Vineyard Runs DryAs the drought deepens, industries that rely on water a facing a desperate situation. In the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, John Ramos reports one producer has literally run dry.
California Drought: Farmers Turn To Centuries-Old Dowsing To Find WaterWith the drought rapidly drying up reservoirs, farmers are desperately searching for any new source of water. John Ramos reports some are turning to a method that is thousands of years old - dowsing.
Extended Interview With Flat Broke Farms Director Erica GregoryFlat Broke Farms Animal Rescue Director Erica Gregory talks about impact of drought on farmers keeping livestock (8-4-2021)
Cotati Farm Rescuing Livestock Being Abandoned Due Water ShortagesJohn Ramos reports on some Sonoma County farmers being forced to give up livestock animals due to water shortages (8-4-2021)
Water Restrictions Hitting Businesses in Mendocino CountyCarter Evans reports on how some Mendocino businesses are coping with the drastic drought conditions in Northern California (8-3-2021)
Lake Oroville Dropping Fast, Nears Lowest Level in HistoryThe water level at Lake Oroville in Butte County is dropping about a foot a day. (7-23-21)
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Valley Water District Customers Falling Short Of Conservation GoalsMore than a month after the Santa Clara Valley Water District declared a drought emergency, officials said the area is falling short of a goal to cut usage by 15%. Devin Fehely reports. (7/21/21)
Santa Clara Set to Vote on Aggressive New Water Conservation PlanDevin Fehely reports on ambitious new water conservation plan for Santa Clara that city council will vote on Tuesday (7-13-2021)
Drought Emergency: Wells Run Dry For Some In Central ValleyThe oppressive heat mixed with an ongoing California drought is leaving some residents without running water. Stephanie Elam reports. (7/12/21)
Petaluma Lags in Meeting Water-Saving TargetPeople in Sonoma County have been cutting back on their water to help with the drought but one city can't seem to keep up. Wilson Walker reports. (7-8-21)
Marin Water Imposes New Restrictions to Watering with SprinklersJustin Andrews reports on a new ordinance forcing Marin Water customers to only water with sprinklers one day per week (7-8-2021)
Drought Emergency: Contra Costa Water Approves 10% Voluntary CutbackThe Contra Costa Water District board voted Wednesday night to ask customers to reduce water use by 10%. Meanwhile, customers are raising concerns about another change that is literally leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/7/21)
Antioch Builds Water Desalination Facility at Edge of DeltaA desalination plant outside Antioch is set to start operation in a couple years but previous California cities' experiences with de-salted seawater are mixed. Brian Hackney reports. (7-1-21)
After Banning Outdoor Irrigation Healdsburg Offers Free Recycled WaterAfter imposing a strict ban on outdoor irrigation Healdsburg is offering free recycled water. John Ramos tells us the community is helping to make it happen.