Fire crews battle vegetation fire in Prunedale

Fire crews battle vegetation fire in Prunedale

CalFire confirms crews are trying to put out a half acre fire near Highway 156 and McGuffie Road in Prunedale.

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New water restrictions in Gilroy

Water board expands state water restrictions

On Tuesday, California state water officials expanded water conservation regulations in the wake of California's ongoing drought.

Scientists say ocean temperatures are warming up

Record breaking temperatures cause ocean warming, scientists say

Scientists are saying they're now seeing ocean temperatures rising and it could impact our lives in the near future.

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2014 reported as the warmest year on record

Climate scientists at NOAA and NASA announced Friday that 2014 was the hottest year in 134 years of record keeping, with NOAA reporting annual global temperatures as 1.24°F or 0.69°C above the 20th century average.

Cal Am begins construction on desalination project

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Cal Am desalination test-well site construction underway

The future of the Monterey Peninsula's water supply is one big step closer to completion. Construction is underway on California American Water's desalination test-well site in Marina.

Snow Survey

First snow survey: more than last year

The first survey of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday shows more snow compared to this time last year. But the Department of Water Resources says it's not nearly enough to have a significant impact on the California drought.

Monterey County parks day pass

County Park attendance generally up year to year; drought takes toll

Monterey County parks are getting lots of public support , but the drought has hampered usage at Lake San Antonio. But now, in an effort to spur annual park pass sales, Monterey County is now offering frequent users of one park an annual pass at a reduced rate.

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Santa Cruz ends mandatory water rationing by switching to voluntary

Steep fees for high-water usage are being put on hold in Santa Cruz.

Water rationing in Santa Cruz a success so far

City of Santa Cruz moves from mandatory to voluntary water rationing

Monday the Santa Cruz Water Department lifted mandatory water rationing guidelines but is asking for people to still voluntarily cutback on water use.

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