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    A fire that began about 2:15 p.m. Sunday in Calpella destroyed numerous homes and led to the evacuation of several hundred residents. The blaze quickly grew, burning east toward Lake Mendocino. At 7:15 a.m. Monday, Cal Fire reported that the fire, which began near Hopkins Street and North State Street, and has been named the...
    SONOMA COUNTY (BCN) — The water level in Lake Mendocino on Thursday fell below 20,000 acre feet despite earlier state orders preventing hundreds of water rights holders from drawing from the Russian River. Officials with the Sonoma County Water Agency said Friday that they hoped the water level would stay above 20,000 acre feet until...
    In the hopes of having at least 20,000 acre-feet of water remaining in Lake Mendocino by Oct. 1, the California State Water Resources Board this week ordered about 1,500 water rights holders to stop diverting water from the Russian River. However, if the current rate of outflow from the reservoir continues, the lake could reach...
    A day of “extreme behavior” by the Dixie Fire vaulted it from No. 11 to No. 8 on the list of the biggest California wildfires in modern records. The Wednesday morning report by Forest Service fire managers put it at 274,139 acres (428 square miles) with 35% containment. That was almost 20,000 acres more than...
    HEALDSBURG (KPIX 5) — Residents in the Russian River region of northern Sonoma County are already facing mandatory water rationing. But now, the situation has become so dire that some agricultural users are being cut off completely. Healdsburg was ordered by the state to reduce water usage by 40 percent and the city stepped up,...
    HEALDSBURG (KPIX 5) – Residents of Healdsburg have been ordered shut down all outdoor watering systems as its only source of water begins to dry up amid a worsening drought. The Sonoma County community began asking its residents to cut water use by 20 percent back on May 3rd, when there was still some hope...
    SONOMA (CBS SF/BCN) — The California Water Resources Control Board announced new restrictions Wednesday on water diversions in the Upper Russian River basin, in order to protect fish habitat and drinking water supplies as drought conditions worsen across the state. The restrictions affect 930 “junior” water rights holders whose rights date from after 1914 and...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — An advisory committee for water agencies in the North Bay passed a resolution Monday asking residents to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%. The 8-person Water Advisory Committee (WAC) for the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership approved the resolution as the state sees drought conditions across the state. Due to drastically...
    UKIAH (AP) — A pilot escaped with only minor injuries when his ultralight plane crashed Thursday into Lake Mendocino after experiencing engine trouble, authorities said. The pilot, a 71-year-old man, said the single-engine aircraft lost power about 10 minutes after taking off from Ukiah Municipal Airport, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement....
    UKIAH, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A pilot escaped with only minor injuries when his ultralight plane crashed Thursday into Lake Mendocino after experiencing engine trouble, authorities said. The pilot, a 71-year-old man, said the single-engine aircraft lost power about 10 minutes after taking off from Ukiah Municipal Airport, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution declaring a drought emergency Tuesday, calling on the governor to push for federal intervention after local water reservoir levels reached record lows this year. The state faces megadrought conditions, which are apparent in the Bay Area. County officials say Lake Mendocino...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a drought emergency in two Northern California counties as he stood on the dry shoreline of Lake Mendocino. The declaration gives state regulators expanded powers to curtail diversions in the parched Russian River watershed and relax river flow standards that would require more releases from the region’s shrinking reservoirs....
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a drought emergency in two California counties where conditions are particularly dry. Standing at a parched Lake Mendocino, Newsom said the emergency declaration would initially apply to Sonoma and Mendocino counties, but could be expanded in the future as needed. The emergency declaration gives state officials the ability to...
    MENDOCINO COUNTY (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared an emergency executive order in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditions affecting much of the state. Wednesday’s announcement affects Mendocino and Sonoma counties, where Newsom says drought conditions are especially bad. It comes as California is expected to face another devastating wildfire season...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff watch has been issued for certain areas throughout the state, including all Bay Area counties on Tuesday and Wednesday.The utility says with the heat wave this Labor Day weekend, current weather models show dry conditions and offshore winds late Monday evening through Wednesday morning. PG&E...
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