Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack of precipitation six weeks into the water year that started Oct. 1. The percentage climbed to 85% as recently as last week.
Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon.
When California’s historic drought mandated that residents take shorter showers, cut back on watering their lawns and give up washing their cars, folks in San Jose did their part to save water.
Come summer many in the Bay Area wonder: Will there be water restrictions? Probably not.
There's still a week left in January, but so far, water officials are telling us there is no need to consider any of the water use restrictions that we saw during the drought years. Jana Katsuyama reports from Orinda.
The U.S. Drought Monitor says a rainy fall has helped pull nearly one-fourth of California out of the state's five-year drought.
The two weather systems may bring relief to the parched northern California region. Jana Katsuyama reports.
Marin County fire officials say 80 years of unchecked growth and drought have raised fears that mount Tamalpais could go up in flames. Christien Kafton reports.
The Lake County wildfire has destroyed some homes and scorched several acres. Leigh Martinez interviews a local firefighter for an update.
New wildfires erupted Monday near Los Angeles and chased people from their suburban homes as an intense heatwave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."
San Francisco Bay is one of the most ecologically-rich estuary systems in the world. But much of the natural ecology disappeared, after the gold rush.
California decided Wednesday to allow hundreds of local water districts to set their own conservation goals after a wet winter eased the five-year drought in some parts of the state.
East Bay Municipal Utility District voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend excessive water penalties.
Is California's historic drought over? Some water agencies in the state are calling for regulators to relax mandatory, emergency water use restrictions, given this winter's rainfall and snowpack.
An engineer with 26 years of experience in the Tri-Valley was appointed as the general manager of the Dublin San Ramon Services District Tuesday, district officials said.
When the weather heats up, the temptation is to use more water, but East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is reminding the public the drought is not over despite recent storms.
San Jose water use restrictions to help conservation efforts that were set to expire today have been extended through the end of June, according to the city's Environmental Services Department.
A dry February appears to be giving way to a very wet March according to the latest rainfall projections. The early models project rain to start this Friday March 4th and continue on and off through March 15th bringing a significant amount of rain to the Bay Area.
February finally broke its dry spell on Wednesday, with a storm that brought wind, rain, and winter temperatures.