Santa Clara County Local News: Water


All Local Water News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/16/2024
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Santa Clara Valley Water District’s 10 reservoirs are collectively about 130% of their normal water levels for this time of year, spokesperson Matt Keller said.

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02/09/2024
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Valley Water CEO Rick Callender said videos confirmed that Director Rebecca Eisenberg illegally took a report on allegations that she had discriminated against male Valley Water staff and insulted water district officials.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

02/05/2024
The storm fed off of unusually warm waters as it grew. It also reached “bomb cyclone” status as it neared California.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/30/2024
Chinook and other salmon runs are collapsing. Conservation groups call it too little, too late. Plan includes dam removals and restoring river flows.

California Local Pin Marker From SF Gate...

01/29/2024
What is an ARkStorm and why is everyone talking about it on social media right now?

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

01/28/2024
Take a period of limited rainfall. Add heat. And you have what scientists call a “hot drought”—dry conditions made more intense by the evaporative power of hotter temperatures.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

01/24/2024
Groundwater depletion is worsening in many of the world’s farming regions. But a global study also found that some efforts are helping to boost aquifers.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/24/2024
In a sign of the ongoing threats to its precious groundwater stores, half a dozen regions in California rank among the world’s most rapidly declining aquifers.

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01/19/2024
A California judge says a nearly 65-year-old law does not give the state permission to borrow the billions of dollars it would need to build a large water project.

California Local Pin Marker From San Jose Spotlight...

01/08/2024
With the new year comes a new selection for Valley Water board chair, who will be charged with steering members through controversial investigations and decisions.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

01/08/2024
New rules took effect Jan. 1 permanently protecting the most fragile deep sea corals off Southern California. Simultaneously, more than 4,500 square miles of ocean waters are now reopened to fishing after more than 20 years of closures.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

01/07/2024
Raging storms brought major damage to California’s coastline last winter. But in Half Moon Bay, a different kind of coastal upheaval is gaining momentum—one that could decide the fate of billions of dollars of property and affect hundreds of public beaches.

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01/05/2024
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Though California faces serious water shortages, the Legislature's analysts recommend weaker outdoor conservation requirements and longer deadlines.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

01/05/2024
Munition boxes, depth charges and smoke floats have been found 3,000 feet underwater off the coast of Los Angeles. More than 100 square miles of ocean might be contaminated.

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01/05/2024
The Bay Area’s fog is iconic. But the latest episode of KQED podcast “Bay Curious” looks at how climate change could reduce the number of foggy days in the area.

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01/04/2024
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The Gilroy City Council agreed to raise water rates by 6% every year through 2028, beginning Jan. 1.

California Local Pin Marker From Palo Alto Online...

01/03/2024
California's statewide snowpack is 25% of average as of Jan. 2. State reservoirs are still above average for this time of year due to a wet season, and strong El Nino conditions are present in the Pacific Ocean and are expected to bring more snow.

California Local Pin Marker From LAist...

01/03/2024
Bright blue waves have been spotted in Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. The bioluminescence is caused by organisms known as dinoflagellates and can impact fish populations.

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01/02/2024
The California Department of Water Resources has found that the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is at just 25% of normal levels for this time of year. This could potentially impact water supply and wildfire protection.
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