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    DUBLIN (BCN) – The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors has approved stage 2 water shortage rates in response to worsening drought conditions in California. As with other local water agencies, the DSRSD already declared a state 2 water shortage emergency, mandating a 15 percent conservation in water use from customers compared to 2020. READ MORE: UPDATE:...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Amid the ongoing drought, officials with the East Bay Municipal Utility District announced it would draw supplemental water from the Sacramento River for the next several months. The district, which serves more than 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, said it would pump 35,250 acre-feet of water to boost its supplies on the...
    On July 8, citing the state’s severe drought conditions and falling reservoir levels, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order asking urban residents in California to reduce water use by 15%. On Tuesday, the first results were released. Statewide, urban residents missed the mark by a long shot, cutting water use 1.8% in July compared with July 2020. There were...
    Marin County water officials are thinking of buying three desalination plants to bolster local supplies, but they’re facing an unlikely competitor — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Marin Municipal Water District, which might deplete its reservoirs by next summer if the drought continues, had considered renting two portable desalination plants for nearly $30 million from Osmoflo, an...
    By Dan Merica | CNN The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The summer temperatures are consistently higher than they used to be. The smoke from nearby wildfires fills the sky, obscuring the sun and speckling his mandarin trees...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- With 88% of California in extreme or exceptional drought conditions, counties across the Bay Area are preparing for what could be several more dry years to come.The Bay Area Council hosted a panel Thursday to discuss the current conditions, and solutions.RELATED: Marin Municipal Water District approves more restrictions"Sadly, almost 45% of the state is what...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF/BCN) — As an ongoing water shortage that’s hurting ranchers and dairies in the North Bay, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider extending a local emergency declaration of drought conditions at its meeting Tuesday. Much of the state is facing parched conditions after two consecutive dry years and Marin County is no exception. The county’s...
    PALINFILED, Ill. -- Some schools in Plainfield are going to remote learning as of Monday,'District 202 officials announced Sunday.Due to a water issue, 16 schools that get their water from the Village of Plainfield will move to e-learning for the time being.The Village of Plainfield is under a boil water order after E. coli bacteria was detected during a set...
    Greenkeeper Miguel Paz hand waters the second hole at Meadow Club in Fairfax on Friday, August 20, 2021. The Meadow Club in Fairfax relies on untreated reservoir water from Marin Municipal Water District and has cut back watering certain areas of the golf course because of the drought. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) ...
    In this article DALWater flows in an irrigation ditch next to a farm in Modesto, California.Mario Tama | Getty ImagesSan Francisco and a group of Central Valley irrigation districts are suing the state of California for implementing drought restrictions that have blocked thousands of landowners and agricultural suppliers from removing water from rivers and creeks. The city and a coalition...
    LOS ALTOS (KPIX) — South Bay communities are consistently falling short of water conservation goals as officials consider imposing drought penalties including fines and higher rates. One of Santa Clara County’s most affluent communities — Los Altos Hills — actually saw water usage increase in July compared to 2019. READ MORE: San Quentin Guard, 2 Others Accused in Death Row...
    WAR veteran Kyle Van De Water was found dead on September 7, 2021, after pulling out of a New York congressional race. Van De Water’s death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Mid Hudson News. 2Kyle Van Der Water was running for New York's 19th congressional districtCredit: Facebook Was Kyle Van De Water married? Kyle Van De...
    A WAR veteran and New York congressional candidate named Kyle Van De Water was found dead in Poughkeepsie in the Empire State on September 7. Van De Water, 41, was discovered dead by law enforcement at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery not long after he pulled out of the race to unseat Rep Antonio Delgado in New York's 19th congressional district on...
    The Santa Clara Valley Water District, which is the main wholesale water provider in Santa Clara County, on June 9 declared a drought emergency and called on all residents to reduce water use 15% from 2019 levels to preserve supplies. But in July, the most recent month for which data is available, countywide water use was down just 6%. Here...
    SAN RAFAEL (KPIX 5) — The worsening drought is forcing one Bay Area water district to revisit a possible solution and in a sense, go back in time. A pipeline stretching all the way across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge could partly address the water shortage. It hasn’t been fully approved, but millions of dollars are being spent to see if...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a push underway to add throwable life rings or preservers along Chicago's lakefront following multiple water rescues and a drowning in Lake Michigan over the weekend.While the water was calm in Rogers Park Wednesday afternoon, it was a much different story Sunday when red and yellow flags warned of rough waters in the lake.The waters claimed...
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) -- California's drought has up to now been most severe in the state's central and northern regions, but that may be changing.For the first time, a Southern California county has been moved into the worst drought category.Ventura County has now fallen into the "exceptional" drought category when it comes to its water supply. It's in a...
    As sweltering drought conditions continue to worsen throughout California, Ventura and other Southern California counties have shifted from “extreme” to “exceptional” drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor Report. Along with Ventura County, northwest Los Angeles County, most of Kern County and the eastern portion of San Bernardino County are also in the federal report’s highest range, signifying...
    SAO JOAO DA BARRA, Brazil (AP) — Decades ago, Júlia María de Assis thought someday she would take over the hotel her father had begun building in Atafona, a seaside district in Brazil’s northern Rio de Janeiro state. But the very attraction that drew the tourists to Atafona – the sea – became its foe. Advancing water put the...
    Just one day after U.S. officials declared the first-ever water shortage on the Colorado River, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California issued a water supply alert calling on the region to conserve vital resources and prepare for continued drought. The MWD supplies water to approximately 19 million people across six Southern California counties and is one of the largest...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The agency which oversees the vast majority of Southern California’s water supply is expected to ask residents Tuesday to voluntarily conserve amid a drought crisis that is gripping the state. Water pumped up from an underground well flows into a cistern on a farm in Fresno, Calif., on July 24, 2021. (Getty Images) The Metropolitan Water...
    Wisconsin Republican Derrick Van Orden told Breitbart News Saturday this weekend that he is ready to take on any hand-picked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Democrat that carries “Pelosi’s radical leftist water,” as he calls for electing statesmen to D.C., not politicians. Van Orden, who is running in Wisconsin’s third congressional district, appeared on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The South Florida Water Management District is preparing for heavy rainfall from Fred but that does not mean we won’t see flooding here in South Florida. “Ahead of a storm what we want to do is make sure there’s plenty of room in these canals to accept all the stormwater runoff that we anticipate,” said Randy...
    By now, most Northern California residents know the state is in a severe drought, having received the least amount of precipitation over the past two years than any time since 1976-77. As reservoir levels drop, cities, water districts and private water companies are increasingly putting in place rules limiting water use. Some are already setting monthly water allotments, with surcharges...
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (KABC) -- People in and near Playa Del Rey are used to seeing the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. They've only recently had to adjust to smelling it."Imagine the hottest summer day and you went to a Porta Potty because you couldn't wait. That's the smell," said Chia-Ming Ro, who lives less than two miles from the plant,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s a flood of concern about this weekend’s rain from Tropical Depression Fred and the South Water Management District is taking action. Drainage canals in South Florida feed into larger canals, those feed into the ocean. READ MORE: Poll Reveals 1 In 3 Florida Pet Owners Experiencing Post-Pandemic Pet Regret To handle all rainwater expected on...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The South Florida Water Management District is preparing for potential impacts from Fred. “We’ve got field crews out going up and down the canals making sure there is no debris, no garbage, no trees that could impede water flow,” said Randy Smith, South Florida Water Management District. READ MORE: Will Fred Follow In The Way Of Debby?...
    A FLEET of yellow rubber ducks sporting sunglasses were released into the Chicago River on Thursday in an annual fundraising event. A staggering 70,000 were dumped into the water as spetators cheered them on in a bid to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. 4The moment 70,000 rubber ducks were released into the Chicago River yesterdayCredit: Getty 4All 70,000 of...
    Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Mosaic Journalism Workshop for Bay Area high school students, a two-week intensive course in journalism. Students in the program report and photograph real stories under the guidance of professional journalists. Susy Ferreira, a Santa Clara County resident, was recently taking her regular stroll along the Los Gatos Creek trail and discovered...
    The California State Water Resources Control Board has begun compiling a list of water systems that it says “are likely to have critical water supply issues by the end of August.” The list includes small rural communities and larger towns, such as Healdsburg, Fort Bragg, Cloverdale, Ukiah, Bolinas and Lakeport. In many cases, water officials in these communities have notified...
    MORGAN HILL (KPIX 5) — The state’s severe drought is transforming the landscape of our streams, lakes and reservoirs as the supply of water is depleted day by day. The changes at Uvas Reservoir in the hills above Morgan are readily apparent. The waterline has receded significantly as the footprint of the reservoir shrinks. READ MORE: Brush Fire Burns In...
    DRUNK youngsters are flooding to the Lake District - throwing themselves off cliffs into water and partying as they try to replicate foreign holidays in the UK. Boozy groups of daredevil Brits have shared dramatic clips on TikTok showing them performing dangerous stunts in the national park in Cumbria - leaving authorities desperately trying to control the explosion of revellers...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The first West Nile virus-positive mosquito samples of the year have been confirmed in the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District’s service area. The positive mosquito samples were collected from mosquito traps in Bellflower, Studio City and Tarzana. Results for additional samples are pending. READ MORE: Encino Man, Robert Benlevi, Arrested In Alleged $27M PPP...
    A powerful Southern California water agency accused by some employees of sexual harassment and other workplace violations “generally provides a safe and respectful working environment” for people of color, women and LGBTQ+ workers, a report on the agency concludes. The review of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California found no systemic problems in how the agency handles complaints of...
    SANTA CLARA CONTY (KPIX 5) – In the nearly month and a half since the Santa Clara Valley Water District declared a drought emergency and urged everyone to start saving water, conservation efforts have been somewhat lackluster. The water district said customers reduced water usage in the month of June 6%, compared to the call to conserve 15%. “This could...
    TRUCKEE (CBS13) – Water flowing in the Truckee River is a normal everyday sight, but an overflowing water tower flooding part of Interstate 80 isn’t something you don’t see every day. “A series of unfortunate events,” said Steven Poncelet with Truckee Donner Public Utility District. READ MORE: Former Congressman Doug Ose Files To Run In California Recall Election The utility...
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) – In South Lake Tahoe, people surrounded by the pristine scenery have also been dealing with a potent stench. Two million gallons of sewage has been sitting right in the middle of a residential neighborhood. READ MORE: Like A Germ Factory: Face Cover Confusion As State Does Another Mask Reversal The South Lake Tahoe Public Utilities...
    DANVILLE (KPIX 5) – Contra Costa County supervisors voted Tuesday to allow a controversial housing development near Danville, but questions remain about how water will be supplied to more than 120 homes that would be built. In a 4-1 vote, the Board allowed a 125-home subdivision called Tassajara Parks on property just outside the urban limit line. The 30-acre project...
    As this year’s historic drought stretches on, the Contra Costa Water District is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 10%. Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared 41 counties in California to be in a state of drought emergency, and Contra Costa County is one of them. But the measure approved by the water district board Wednesday only...
    The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. Hello and welcome back to the D.C. Memo. This week you can find me scrambling to reset my wifi router as Tropical Storm Elsa knocked our...
    A very rare “window of opportunity” for the Alameda County Water District to purchase more than 50,000 acres of privately held land in the hills east of the Bay Area to preserve water quality for millions of people appears to have closed, officials said this week. Leaders of the district — which provides water to about 350,000 people in Fremont,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is back open for business, but at least one thing remains closed: public water fountains. That’s frustrating runners as they train for the Chicago Marathon and other upcoming events. READ MORE: Smash And Grab Thieves Target Uptown Deli CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas set out to learn what the holdup is. Like all great athletes,...
    Most Marin residents will only be allowed to turn on their sprinklers on one assigned day per week under stricter drought rules passed by the Marin Municipal Water District. The district voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to enact the one-day limit, down from two unassigned days under the prior water use restrictions it approved in May. Drip irrigation will be...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — The 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. “Yeah, it’s a little weird. The smell. There’s a weird smell, yes,” says Jessica Padilla who has lived...
    Officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District — along with U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Ro Khanna, D-Santa Clara — broke ground Wednesday on a $648 million project to replace Anderson Dam, the largest in Santa Clara County. Crews will construct a 1,700-foot-long outlet tunnel and then rebuild the 240-foot earthen dam, which was first constructed in...
    MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF) — The Marin Water board of directors on Wednesday announced it has unanimously adopted new irrigation restrictions to preserve the region’s water supply. According to the press release issued Wednesday, the board adopted the new restrictions on Tuesday given that the county’s reservoir levels have hit historic lows as drought conditions worsen. Under the new ordinance,...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — It’s easy to see the beauty and benefits of large, mature trees. What’s harder to see is that the drought is already putting many of them under stress. “If you notice things that for this time of year look a little different,” said John Chapman, an arborist for the Santa Clara Valley Water District. “Like,...