California Drought Desk
- Burst Pipe At Treasurer's Office Creates Second Big State-Owned Mess In 3 Months They didn’t want reporters inside the Treasurer’s building to see the mess, calling the California Highway Patrol to escort CBS13 cameras out, saying the public building wasn’t public at that time.
- Lake Tahoe Gearing Up For More Than Just Snow After Four Years Of California Drought It’s called the Ale Trail, and an interactive online map shows outdoor enthusiasts 20 cool trails and local brew houses near them.
- Sacramento Warning Residents To Check Trees Ahead Of Potentially Wet Winter Sacramento city forester Joe Benassini says the pre-emptive maintenance could be critical in what may be a very wet next few months.
- Folsom Tries To Make Most Of Watering Parks During Drought Lorraine Poggione with the parks department has been working on an experiment at Windsor Park, adding the soil moisture product Hydretain to different parts of the grass—the pellets help the grass hold onto water.
- Legalize It! Clotheslines No Longer Banned In California The new law prevents neighborhood associations for coming after residents for having clotheslines.
- More Winemakers In California Using Less Water To Grow Grapes RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) - The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
- Water Officials To Announce California Hits Drought Goal For Third Consecutive Month Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the board, declined to provide specific figures ahead of the announcement but said he expects the results to meet the 25 percent savings goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
- Slow Sewage A Smelly Side Effect Of California's Drought Californians have been told to use less, and we’ve listened. But with less water going down the drain, it seems to be wreaking havoc on the sewer lines.