Dry Conditions, High Winds, As Crews Brace For Early Fire Season In San JoseThere 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.
North Bay Homeowners Scramble to Prepare Properties for Early Fire SeasonThe North Bay is one of the hot spots dealing with extreme fire danger and residents are busy clearing space around their homes in preparation for a drought-driven wildfire season. Da Lin reports. (5-9-21)
Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-7-21)
Red Flag Warning Now in Effect for East Bay Hills Through WeekendThe weather service issued Red Flag Warnings for the North and East Bay hills and the East Bay valleys from Friday night through Monday morning due to weather conditions that pose a risk of wildfires. Andria Borba reports. (5-7-21)
North and East Bay Hills Under Red Flag Warning Starting Friday NightTeam coverage of the Red Flag Warning issued for the North and East Bay Hills as well as the Central Valley (5-7-2021)
Proposed New Dam in South Bay Spurs Battle Over RatesThe Santa Clara Valley Water District wants a series of rate hikes to build a new dam near Highway 152. Len Ramirez reports. (5-7-21)
South Bay Water District To Vote On Raising Drinking Water RatesAnne Makovec reports on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board preparing to vote on plan to raise drinking water rates to help pay for project to expand the Pacheco Dam (5-7-2021)
North and East Bay Hills Under Red Flag Warning Starting Friday NightMary Lee reports on Red Flag Warning issued for the North and East Bay Hills as well as the Central Valley (5-7-2021)
Latest Drought Data Places Entire Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsTeam coverage of the entire Bay Area appearing in the red under the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor (5-6-2021)
Marin Water Officials Vote Unanimously To Impose Stricture Water Use RestrictionsThe Marin Municipal Water District Board voted unanimously to impose further restrictions on water use in the county. Andrea Nakano talked to residents about the new rules.
Public Still Somewhat Resistant to Drinking Recycled Toilet-to-Tap WaterDevin Fehley reports on whether South Bay facilities recycling waste water will make an impact during current drought (5-4-2021)
Increasingly Dire Drought Conditions Lead to More Water Conservation in Marin and Sonoma CountiesTeam coverage of growing impact of drought conditions across the Bay Area, including plans in the North Bay to ask residents to conserve more water (5-4-2021)
State Fire Officials Warn of Looming Fire Season Already Off to a Dangerous StartAndria Borba reports on California fire officials issuing dire predictions for this year's fire season (5-3-2024)
Cal Fire Promotes Prevention During Wildfire Preparedness WeekKiet Do reports on Cal Fire encouraging preventive measures as another dangerous fire season looms (5-3-2021)
WILDFIRE SEASON: Amid tinder-dry drought conditions, Bay Area residents prepare for a challenging wildfire seasonAmid tinder-dry drought conditions, Bay Area residents prepare for a challenging wildfire season
In the Shadow of Mount Diablo, Communities Brace for Wildfire SeasonThe first weekend in May marks the beginning of a statewide Wildfire Awareness Week -- a reminder that fire season isn’t what is used to be in the Golden State. John Ramos reports. (5-2-21)
Many Bay Area Residents Facing Voluntary or Mandatory Water-Use RestrictionsTeam coverage of officials in a majority of the Bay Area looking at voluntary or mandatory water restrictions due to drought conditions (4-30-2021)
South Bay Officials Draw on Distant Water Reserves as Drought DeepensQuestions Bay Area water districts are facing: how much water do they have stored up for the dry days ahead and what's their longterm plan for increasing storage? Len Ramirez reports. (4-29-21)
Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsTeam coverage from Juliette Goodrich and Wilson Walker in the East Bay. (4-29-21)
Weather Officials Put Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsTeam coverage of U.S. Drought Monitor placing majority of the Bay Area under extreme drought conditions (4-29-2021)
Santa Clara County Residents Asked To Voluntarily Conserve WaterThe Santa Clara County Water District is asking ratepayers to slash their water usage before drought conditions worsen. Maria Medina has details on ways residents can voluntarily conserve water.
As State Sees Drought Issues, Communities Look To Reusing Gray WaterIt’s been years since the Bay Area has had to deal with drought conditions. While some counties look to instituting water-use restrictions, some communities look to creative ways to reuse water. Len Ramirez reports.
EBMUD Board of Directors Declares Stage 1 DroughtWilson Walker reports on East Bay MUD officials unanimously voting to declare a stage 1 drought (4-27-2021)
Low Water at Lake Sonoma Points to Potentially Devastating DroughtSonoma County is expected to proclaim a drought emergency after another dry winter. Da Lin reports from Lake Sonoma. (4-25-21)