Running Dry

Running Dry

Coverage of California's historic dry spell, one of the most severe droughts on record

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM PDT
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By Asher Klein

10 Crazy (Brilliant) Ideas to End the CA Drought

These are the most out-of-left-field ideas and recommendations out of the nearly... See Full Gallery

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 09:45 AM PDT

Fishy, "Earthy" Water Taste to Last Through Drought

Fishy, "Earthy" Water Taste to Last Through Drought

If you’re one of the 1.3 million customers in the San Francisco East Bay who thinks the water lately has been tasting, well, kinda awful, you’re not crazy. And starting Sunday, it’s going to taste and smell that...

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:14 AM PDT

Some CA Crops Drink Billions of Gallons of Water

Some CA Crops Drink Billions of Gallons of Water

California continues to wrestle with water savings as the state enters its fourth year in drought-mode, and one statistic that often pops up is how much water agriculture consumes.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 07:26 AM PDT

DWP to Recapture Water Drained in Repairs

DWP to Recapture Water Drained in Repairs

Responding to complaints that thousands of gallons of water were emptied out of the Eagle Rock Reservoir and allowed to flow into storm drains during a severe drought, the Department of Water and Power announced...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT

FAQ: California's Water-Use Restrictions

FAQ: California's Water-Use Restrictions

New restrictions approved May 5 include a mandatory target for each local water agency to reduce water consumption. Here's what to know.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT

Water Regulators OK Drought Restrictions

Water Regulators OK Drought Restrictions

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents...

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