Rain may put a damper on some plans in the Bay Area this weekend, but it's good news for firefighters and the overall fire season outlook.
Despite above normal levels in its reservoirs, Marin County is not waiting for things to get worse. The Marin water district has come up with a new updated conservation plan to help guide its customers through this drought.
Officials said high winds and dry conditions will lead to greater fire risk this weekend. The windy conditions could easily knock over branches and trees that would down power lines, especially near Napa, officials said.
California is getting closer to creating a massive new reservoir within a huge natural Colusa County valley that's shaped like an elongated oval bowl.
California is just three days into its new water year and the outlook is grim. But, note this: long term weather, anything over 10 days is more about making an educated guess than pure science. Nonetheless, water managers and weather watchers continue to make them, as their skills and technologies slowly improve them. California just capped off the driest three years in state history, experts are predicting yet another dry year.
Mark West Creek in Santa Creek in Santa Rosa is flowing once again, not from rain, but from the ground beneath it. Earthquakes usually bring dread and damage. But last week's Santa Rosa quakes also brought a watery surpirse.
It was a wet weekend across the Bay Area and the rain brought some much-needed relief following a brutal heat wave.
As Northern California continues to bake under the weight of the stubborn drought, one water agency find's its self blessed by Mother Nature's good aim.
California's huge rice industry north of Sacramento, is so renowned, its rice is exported worldwide. But the drought is doing its damage to this crop that generates $5 billion in sales each year.
With California's 5 largest mega-reserviors only 35% full, well under where they should be this time of year, water loss is an issue water suppliers are deeply concerned with. As it relates to water, we're starting to get the first tastes of what dangers lurk in a warmer, changing and climate confused environment.
Scientists are studying what may have caused a harmful algae bloom that has killed thousands of fish in recent days. Some experts suspect wastewater could be a contributing factor.
A dire environmental study predicts that the number of Americans experiencing extreme heat will grow from 7 million to more than 100 million in 30 years.
Saltwater from the ocean is moving farther into California's freshwater rivers and streams. Jacob McQuirk, an engineer with the Department of Water Resources, talks about how climate change is contributing to this dynamic.
The low-water levels in lakes, rivers, and reservoirs are having impacts on the communities around them. Jeanine Jones from the Department of Water Resources talks to KTVU about the effects.
The recent hot spell that has hit the Bay Area has magnified the need for one of our most precious resources: water. Whether it’s used for keeping a lawn healthy and green, or for staying hydrated while out in the sun, water in the Bay Area is a resource that is no longer as abundant as it used to be.
A Petalum winery has found that using recycled water may be the best way to sustain its vineyard without another reliable access to water. KTVU's Mark Tamayo reports.
California's prolonged drought is taking a toll on wildlife across the state. Experts tell KTVU that many animals are struggling to find water and food, which has prompted them to shift their behavior or migration patterns to survive.
California is at risk of catastrophic "megafloods" because of climate change, according to a new study from UCLA and the National Center for Atmospheric research. KTVU's Tom Vacar reports.
The McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma produces olives and other crops. To survive amid a drier and drier environment, the ranch has been introducing techniques to conserve water and remain viable.
A bear was seen on video footage aimlessly wandering the parking lot of a Von's grocery store in Kern County. The footage taken at Lake Isabella's Kern Valley Plaza was shared on social media on Monday.