drought

Two surfers ride a wave near Fort Point below the Golden Gate Bridge in this May 3, 2014 file photo in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Bay Area loses billions of water to leaky pipes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A new study of California records shows that Bay Area water providers have been losing about 23 billion gallons of water a year due to aging and broken pipes as the state […]

08/17/2014

State Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, drinks from a bottle of water during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Lawmakers are expected to approve a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Lawmakers reach compromise on revamped water bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s legislative leaders say they have reached a compromise to place a revamped water bond on the November ballot. The amount of money dedicated to new reservoirs and other water storage […]

08/14/2014

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Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California’s battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said. For years, dams have been one of […]

07/20/2014

File - This undated file photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows water making its way south through the Central Valley by way of the California Aqueduct. (AP Photo/California Department of Water Resources, Dale Kolke, File)

California restricts access to water well records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decades-old law barring the public from viewing records of water wells throughout California is drawing criticism amid the state’s drought from those who believe the information locked away could help […]

07/06/2014

A sculpture hangs on a fence in front of a burning structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three […]

05/18/2014

Fresh snow from a spring snowstorm covers a hillside in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Snow in Rockies but Western drought continues

DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow in some parts of the Rockies closed a major national trucking route, snapped power lines and drew skiers to the […]

05/12/2014

With the Los Angeles skyline in the background, the Los Angeles River flows Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles saved 87 million gallons of water during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles saved 87 million gallons of water during last month’s storms by turning off the hose. The Los Angeles Daily News says officials announced Tuesday that conservation measures helped reduce […]

04/09/2014

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More trees in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A panel of researchers and environmentalists today pointed to the need for more trees in Los Angeles to provide relief to residents from increasing temperatures and lower rainfall in Southern California. […]

03/26/2014

California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir, located in Mendocino County is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

CA governor signs off on $687 million drought plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities. With his signing Saturday, more than $687 million will fund communities running low on drinking water and farming […]

03/01/2014

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GOP challengers see opportunity in water crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s drought is providing an opportunity to the two Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected re-election campaign this fall, highlighting what they say are government failures to prepare the […]

02/15/2014

Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation won't help much to ease the drought that has plagued the region. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

Rain, snow do little for drought-hit California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A weather system that brought a smattering of rain and snow to California has moved on with little impact on the state’s deepening drought. Though nearly 2 feet of snow fell […]

01/31/2014

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