Marin County is considering an expensive solution to its current water shortage. Desalination. Wilson Walker shows us the current plan.
Marin Water Officials May Lift Penalties For Excessive Usage After Wet Start To Rainy SeasonWater officials in Marin County may lift penalties for residents who use too much water, now that the supply is looking better following a wet start to the rainy season. Kenny Choi reports. (1/18/22)
South Bay Water Conservation Trends UpThe South Bay has exceeded its water reduction target for Nov. 2021, according to the most recent data available. Kiet Do reports. (1-13-22)
Healdsburg Residents Not Optimistic About Rains Continuing Into SpringJohn Ramos reports on many residents in Healdsburg feeling skeptical about more rain coming after record dry summer (1-10-2022)
Rainy December Helping Ease Drought Conditions in the South BayDevin Fehely reports on South Bay water officials saying conservation is still important despite continuing December rain (12-20-2021)
Recent Rains Bolster Hopes That Marin Could Ease Drought RestrictionsThe past few days of rain have given a 12% boost to the seven reservoirs Marin County water relies on. Max Darrow reports. (12-16-21)
Recent Rainfall Prompts Marin Officials To Consider Lifting Some Water RestrictionsRecent storms have prompted Marin Water to consider rolling back some restrictions. Andrea Nakano talked to water officials and residents.
Bay Area Farmers Happy to Get Latest Round of PrecipitationMax Darrow reports on farmers happy to take every drop of rain they can get (12-14-2021)
Approaching Wet Storm Promises Relief But No End to DroughtAs an atmospheric river storm system approaches there is hope that the season may be closer to normal than first feared. Team coverage from Paul Heggen and Wilson Walker. (12-10-21)
Alameda County Imposes Water RestrictionsThe Alameda County Water District officially declared a water shortage emergency Thursday night and new restrictions are in place, effective immediately. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-9-21)
North Bay Water Officials Warn More Storms Needed To Make Progress Against DroughtThe effects of October's massive rainfall appear to be fading, as water officials warn that much more rain is needed to make progress against the state's ongoing drought. Wilson Walker reports. (12/6/21)
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)
Drought Emergency: Water Districts Across Bay Area, California Warned Not To Expect Shipments From StateDespite recent rains, state water officials sent out a warning to water districts that it doesn’t have enough water to send out, including districts in the Bay Area. Andrea Nakano reports. (12/1/21)
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.
San Jose Prepares to Impose Water-Waster FinesSan Jose water officials got the green light from the California Public Utilities Commission to impose drought surcharges to customers who use more water than they're supposed to. Max Darrow reports. 11-18-21)
South Bay Residents to Soon Face Increased Drought Restrictions and FinesJocelyn Moran reports on Santa Clara County residents soon being required to cut water use or face increased fines (11-18-2021)
South Bay Water District Giving Homeowners Incentives to Replace LawnsDevin Fehely reports on the Santa Clara Valley Water District paying homeowners to replace their lawns with drought-resistant landscaping (11-16-2021)
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)
Recent Rains, New Fish Ladder To Help Salmon Populations On Alameda Creek – 'It's Really A Miracle'The recent rain is certainly being welcomed by communities all across the Bay Area. On Alameda Creek in Fremont, salmon populations are also being helped by the deluge and a new fish ladder. Wilson Walker reports. (11/10/21)
Early Storms Send Marin County Reservoirs To Near CapacityFollowing severe water shortages, North Bay communities face a dramatic change in fortunes after early storms send reservoirs in Marin County to near capacity. Wilson Walker reports. (11/9/21)
Despite Recent Rain South Bay Water District Warns Customers To Conserve WaterEven with the recent heavy rainfall, water district officials in the South Bay are warning customers not to stop conserving. Devin Fehely tells us those who don't conserve will be fined.
Water Flowing In Drought-Stricken North Bay Thanks To Recent StormsThe grass is greener and the water is flowing in the drought-stricken North Bay after a windfall of rain. Wilson Walker tells us it is only expected to get better.
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)
Storm Watch: La Honda Residents Ready For Rain, Hope For Relief From Fire DangerResidents in the town of La Honda are hoping several days of rain in the forecast will bring relief after months of dry conditions and extreme fire danger. Max Darrow reports. (10/19/21)