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have a new one. >> and it's more drought fallout fallout part of california is literally sinking. what's happening and what is the fix. >> now northern california companies have a lot riding on nasa's return to the moon, the home-grown technology that's part of the artemis mission. good evening, i'm ryan yamamoto. yamamoto. >> tonight we start with a phenomenon caused by the drought, what some californians don't know is as california sinks deeper into it, there are parts of the state that are literally sinking. >> we are going to show you a megaproject fix underway in the central valley, the land the started sinking almost as soon as farmers started pumping water water out of the ground and in drought periods, that is sinking sinking picking up speed but parts of the valley dropping as much as a foot per year, now as it buckled and in some spots they can only move water at a fraction of the original capacity. >> the bill is coming due, and as kpix 5 wilson walker shows
us, the fix might help provide some long-term relief. >> reporter: the sec is the canal is going down into a whole. it's the whole region around here that is settling in. in. a lot of people don't look at it that way because the pistachios aren't lower, you know? >> reporter: the canal, the bridges, the fields, everything in this part of the county is settling. >> wednesday, thursday, bringing bringing everything down. >> reporter: the settling has upended this region's lifeline, the canal where much of it, no longer flows downhill. >> to convey this water south through this section, we have lost over 60% of the capacity. every four years we drain this canal, the entire 152 miles, for for routine maintenance. what happens in this area now is when when we drain it, we still have eight foot of water left in the canal just sitting that we have
to get rid of. >> reporter: when they built the the canal in 1949, they knew the the ground was sinking but, by the drought of the mid-70s things have gotten so bad that entire portions had to be rebuilt, the concrete skirt was raised up by six feet, the pipes pipes were elbowed upwards, so the bridges could be maxed out, and by the drought of 2015 and 16 it was clear that even all of of that was not going to be enough. >> so the idea was to parallel it and build a new canal next to to it. >> reporter: under construction, construction, the first 10 mile phase of the new canal. >> you don't realize how big some of these waterways are until you are standing and building them or they are empty. empty. >> reporter: and its collocated work the old canal isn't just settling, it's starting to crumble. >> there's a lot of leaks, a lot lot of squirrel holes and everything. what happens if they they hit one of those holes, it creates a leak and that's what we are dealing with now. >> reporter: the $300 million job paid for by the state will
sit a full 12 feet above the old old canal, and there will be no bridges engineers notice land will continue to sink. >> the design of this canal, the the new one, is taking away all the bridges and siphons underneath the road, so we don't don't have any obstructions through bridges or any of that stuff. >> reporter: the new canal could could provide subsidence relief, relief, this air area has launched a number of groundwater groundwater recharge efforts, but those simply cannot get water if the canal can't move it. >> if we can repair this, get the capacity back to carry the water, all of these spreading grounds, we can supply these things and we can recharge the ground tables. >> reporter: wilson walker, kpix kpix 5. >> a massive project there and so much fallout from the drought, switching over to first first alert meteorologist paul hagan with a look at our drought
drought situation right now. >> updates from the drought monitor every thursday morning so the newest one came out today, fortunately it's not any worse than it was a week ago, the situation is unchanged across the bay area, most of the the bay area here in severe drought conditions, that's the third worst category, to the east of the central valley is where we find extreme or exceptional drought, the worst categories, statewide the situation has not changed compared to last week's update, 17% of the state in exceptional drought, 43% in extreme drought and almost the entire state, all all but 2% in severe drought, the extreme drought number is the second worst category in red, that's better than it was to begin the summer because it's it's been an active monsoon season through the sierra and especially over southern california, the area in red has shrunk and the area within has been expanding a little bit. it's useful to look back or we can look back at what the drought situation was across the the bay area a few months ago, six months ago or a year ago and and you can compare a year ago to what the drought map looks like right now and for the bay
area it's a much better picture, picture, all of us were in extreme to exceptional drought conditions 12 months ago, the rain we received in october and december, it wasn't enough to get us out of drought conditions, it certainly did hep did help, we will hope that as we get closer and closer gradually to the next rainy season that we will pick up at least close to a normal amount of moisture. in the meantime we will focus in the next seven days coming up in the full forecast. > >> a live look at the evening commute on the bay bridge, in just about a decade, more of this traffic will be required to to run on electricity. california is mandating all new cars and trucks sold in the state to run on electricity or hydrogen by the year 2035. michelle digs deep into what th >> reporter: it was busy mid-day mid-day at this tesla supercharging station, michael hahn says later in the day there there is a line to plug-in. >> i think the vision is we will
will have less gas stations and more supercharger stations, hopefully the grid and infrastructure will pick up for that. >> reporter: uc irvine has done a lot of research on how to make make all cars zero emission, which will be the law for new vehicles in california beginning beginning in 2035. >> the grid does not currently have the capability to add millions of battery electric or fuel-cell electric vehicles today. we have some time to make make reasonable investments in the grid to enable this to actually happen and to happen well. >> reporter: this is what southern california edison says it's doing, the utility company provides power for nearly 14 million southland customers. >> we have a long-term processing place to make sure we we are making smart investments in the grid today. so that we will have the energy that we need 5 to 10 years down the road. in fact, southern california is investing over $5 billion in modernizing the grid,
grid, so that we can handle the additional needs of our customers in the future including electric cars. >> it operates off of hydrogen so the only omissions are water. water. >> in order for california's changeover to be successful, uc irvine engineering professor says we have to think about more more than battery electric cars. cars. >> if we try to move in this direction and only use battery electric vehicles, we will fail. fail. the grid cannot charge every single transportation application. we must invest in both battery electric vehicles and fuel-cell electric vehicles. vehicles. >> reporter: former san francisco public works director mohammed nuru has been sentenced sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to to federal corruption charges. he was convicted of accepting more than $1 million in cash and and gifts and in exchange for fish in in for on city contracts. in his letter to the judge, he called the motivation
for his crimes misguided loyalty loyalty to friends. > >> livermore police have arrested two fremont residents for a series of armed robberies that targeted cannabis delivery drivers. a 17-year-old and 25-year-old are now behind bars after two recent robberies. police say the suspect placed an an order and rob the delivery drivers at gunpoint when they arrived for drop off, they stole stole large amounts of cannabis along with hundreds of dollars in cash, and in one of the incidents they also stole a car. car. both suspects facing multiple felony battery charges, charges, police say at the time of arrest the 17-year-old was armed with a gun and he also had had an ankle monitor, he is on probation out of san joaquin county. police believe the suspects are responsible for other violent crimes in that area. > >> a live look at the city of san jose were more than $1 million are on the way to help the homeless. the city and its development partner moving forward with a 204 unit interim housing project. this map shows where it will be built. the
northwest corner of brandon lane lane and monterey road, this is all part of the state's home kate program to help transition the un-sheltered to permanent housing. >> the 200 or so residents that will be housed in this project will have a new lease on life, and for that we should all be grateful. we know that these projects work, and that they are are an asset to the neighborhoods that they reside in. >> the city's goal is to construct 1000 housing units in the near future. governor gavin newsom says the bay area overall overall will receive more than $226 million in grants to fund new supportive housing units. statewide nearly $700 million will be distributed to projects to help the homeless. >> we are counting down to nasa's mission to return to the moon, hear from a local engineer engineer that played a part in making this mission happen. > >> california's deadliest fire this year continues to burn, but but now people are pointing the finger at the possible cause of the
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to see transformation come to them. >> new at 6:00, nasa's mission to the moon is days away, crews are preparing for the first flight test for nasa's new moon program, that mission is called artemis one and a rocket like this one you see on the launchpad at florida's kennedy space center will eventually bring astronauts to the moon for for the first time in half a century, the unpadded mission is is due to lift off monday morning and if they are in any complications, this shows the possible following marching dates, there are no large availability dates from tuesday august 30th through thursday september 1st. and a local engineer is anticipating that launch will be on time, california's rocketdyne, a big part in that program, the company powered the main engine
on the spacecraft service module module and eight auxiliary engines to maintain trajectory in space. >> it's awe-inspiring and an honor to work on this program. it's been a long time coming. >> >> local engineers worked on orion's flotation system used when the capsule lands on water, water, no people will be on the rocket for monday's launch, nasa nasa wants to put the first rocket on the pad with the capsule on top sent it to the moon and make sure it comes back back safely, another measure of this moment one 100,000 people are expected to line beaches and and causeways monday morning all all to get a glimpse. > >> following breaking news oakland police in the chp just put out an alert from for a missing child, here's a look at his photo, this is 9-year-old newton, last seen at 1:15 this afternoon on krause and 72nd avenue, he was wearing a pink colored t-shirt with dinosaurs on the front and blue jeans and black jordan shoes, anyone who
has seen him should call 911. > >> the deadly mckinney fire is almost completely contained, multiple lawsuits claim equipment owned by utility company pacificorp is responsible for sparking the blaze. the 60,000 acre fire broke out in late july, and is the largest to burn in the state state so far this year. meantime meantime all four people killed in the county fire have been identified. three of the victims victims were in their 70s and one in their 80s. all residents of the river community, 12 others were also injured. moving moving towards a more dangerous part of the fire season with more than 5000 fires reported across the state so far. when it it comes to acreage as of now, less of the state has burned compared to previous years, so far. while in line with the five-year average, the massive wildfires of 2020 and 2021 haven't materialized this year.
fire crews attribute this to numerous factors including more collaboration with private sector partners like pg&e, and the predictive services team at cal fire which allows crews to respond quickly to fire threat's. >> last year at this time we had had 6664 fires, this year we are are down about 1000. >> wildfires as well this year has been a successful fight so far, there is still some time to to go and i hate saying we've had it easy, because we are still where it starts to get sp. get spicy. when it comes to these fires. we don't want to count our chickens yet. >> there have been fires around the state, we haven't had any huge wins in the immediate vicinity, we haven't had much of of the smoke drift towards us, we are not done yet. september, october. exactly. >> we are not wishing for that, of course, but, we have to be
very vigilant. with that threat for another 60 days at least. just year-round at this point. the big picture pattern, our weather pattern will continue, it's been a parade of ripples in in the atmosphere skirting for northern california to the onshore winds going and kept the the air quality good across the bay area. the only potential course of concern is the air rotates counterclockwise around these areas of low pressure, ripples in the atmosphere, it could potentially take the smoke smoke from northern california and send it over the pacific and and wrap it back around for the bay area, as we see the onshore winds continuing over the next several days, there may occasionally be a little bit of haze on the horizon, ground-level air quality will stay in the good category for as as long as the onshore breeze is is with us, and even when it shifts subtly early next week, it's not going to be from any other direction for long enough to send a significant amount of smoke into the atmosphere over the bay area. things are looking looking good in terms of air quality through the end of the
month, next wednesday. a look outside right now, the fog is already swallowing up downtown san francisco, temperatures at 60 degrees downtown, 63 degrees in oakland, cooling off across the bay already, temperatures inland in the 70s, the warm spot spot is 84 degrees in concord, those numbers will continue to back down as the fog continues to spread. into the inland valleys by early tomorrow morning, very similar conditions conditions to start the day including some drizzle along the the coast. the fog backs up to around the bay by late morning and backs up toward the coast as as we head into the afternoon, along the coast, pretty gray throughout the day and feeling damp, you may see a few peaks of of sunshine emerging. amateurs tonight down to the mid to upper upper 50s to around 60 degrees, almost exactly normal temperature map for an august morning, and the afternoon temperature map will look normal normal as well. first, the dog walking forecast, we have a new jersey pup, penelope, her grandparents lived in lo celso, it is good, hanging her head out
out the door and just taking all all the smells, temperatures will reach up to just above 80 degrees along los altos, too warm for an afternoon walk but otherwise temperatures will be comfortably warm, even for the hottest spots around the bay area, at or above 90 degrees inland in the east bay, otherwise mostly 80s inland, 60s 60s and 70s around the bay with low 60s along the coast. temperatures backing down more as we head into the weekend, three or 4 degrees around the bay, mid 60s in san francisco, 70 for oakland in the east bay but dropping six or 7 degrees inland, that puts us into the upper 70s for highs in san jose over the weekend, and the warmest spots inland in the east east bay only hit low to mid 80s 80s with the last weekend in august before we warm back up to to finish the month, and we head head into september a week from today with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. inland. back to to reality. just enjoy it while it's here. > >> cbs evening news is coming up. >> here is norah o'donnell with
a preview. nora? >> good to see you, here's what we look working on tonight, the nationwide teacher shortage, school districts offering everything from four day work weeks to hiring bonuses to retain educators. the cvs evening news now just minutes away. > >> straightahead, and nfl practice got out of hand. and, a a feel-good story centered around this young lady. her 49ers faithful allegiance and how she was compelled to do the
here at city of refuge, we house up to 26 families. we reduce homelessness, address mental health, provide spaces for addiction to be broken, create spaces of healing and restoration. for the first time ever, prop 27 will provide permanent funding for organizations like ours. saying yes to prop 27 means more people get the assistance that they nee they get someone to partner in such a way to see transformation come to them. yes on prop 27, because there's no place like home. >> nfl up top and the 49ers tray tray lands most of the starters unfinished business at the texans as i speak, moving pictures of tonight's preseason finale on the late show. when
bengals and rams collide, during during today's joint practice, this scrum, number 99 in blue erin donnell who was taken to the ground and then restrained before things really escalated. remember brown's star miles garrett? he was suspended six games for swinging a helmet at steelers quarterback mason rudolph in 2019. donald is expected to avoid a similar ban because this occurred at a practice. > >> tennis, he will not play in the u.s. open next week, he is not allowed to travel to the united states because he is unvaccinated. the same thing that kept him out of the australian open earlier this year. > >> nba, seven feet and can run the floor is oklahoma city, he is out for the season after injuring his foot during a game in seattle over the weekend. he was the second overall pick in the draft. when doing the right thing pays off, this is former
49er linebacker matt haseltine, why this marin county native who who played for the niners in the the 50s and 60s at the forefront forefront today. here's the lady, the pawnshop and the ring. ring. >> he is now going viral. 35 years after his death. >> reporter: he passed away in 1987 from als. he is one of the greatest linebackers in 49ers history. his four years at cal earned him a spot in the college college football hall of fame. and was a prep standout at tam high school. >> you had to be a tough cookie to play a linebacker in the 50s and 60s. >> reporter: amy learned all about that this summer when his 49ers ring came across her desk. desk. >> this huge logo is a heavy rain, it's a big hunk of 49er
memorabilia. it's obvious that it was something special. >> reporter: visit the operations manager at a nevada pawnshop, but knew she couldn't sell the ring. >> belonging to his family, it belonged to his legacy. >> reporter: through the power of social media, they were able to get in touch with matt's widow, deborah haseltine. >> she was gracious, she was sweet, she loved the fact that people were talking about him. >> reporter: two days later, the the ring was back with its rightful owner. >> it definitely felt good, we got karma points. >> that ring given out on the 50 50 year anniversary of the franchise, then lost in the hazel town home near monterey, and we thank you, amy neil. >> talk about good karma,. >> the shock on her face when she open the envelope. >> that's remarkable, hopefully she can get tickets out of that one. good for her, love that
story. > >> countdown to the moon, humans humans will head up to the artemis one mission but a familiar friend will be. we will will explain. >> don't forget to join us for the newscast, streaming on pluto pluto td, channel 3 97 and on any platform using the free cbs news app. >> women in uniform policing our our streets. >> i don't think i sought out law enforcement but i think it found me. a bay area police department reaches an unprecedented national goal to fight underrepresentation. >> i couldn't be viewed as the weakest one of the slowest one on the team because i was a woman. >> reporter: meet the women breaking barriers. >> ensuring that i wasn't just meeting the minimum standard, that i was excelling beyond half half of
>> it's almost friday, and so far we have lucked out this week week in terms of whether. if you've been in the city it's been foggy. and cold, but anywhere else really lovely. >> just intensifies this weekend, it will be cool along the coast and by the bay but farther inland, where i live, it it will feel refreshing, temperatures at their warmest but then it's back to
summertime, september is the warmest month of the year in san san francisco and much of the bay area, it will feel like it next thursday. >> would you say that what's the difference between prop 26 and prop 27? 26? not one dime to get people off the streets and into housing 27 generates hundreds of million to help solve homelessness. the choice is clear yes on prop 27. for decades, i've the choice is clear worked at the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness. so when prop 27 promised solutions to homelessness, i took a good, hard look. it's not a solution. 90% of the money goes to the out-of-state corporations who wrote it. very little is left for the homeless. don't let corporations exploit homelessness to pad their profits. vote no on 27.
27 requires 15% of all state revenues go to non-gaming tribes. the choice is clear. yes, on 27. tionin captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, what we're learning right now, as a federal judge has ordered the justice department to release parts of the affidavit that were used to justify that f.b.i. search of donald trump's florida resort. the breaking news, and when americans could get more details on why the u.s. government wanted to enter mar-a-lago, looking for top secret documents. cbs's robert costa is in palm beach with new reporting. fears of a nuclear meltdown in ukraine grow, after europe's largest power plant disconnects from the power grid, twice. cbs's debora patta is in kyiv. fighting the teacher shortage. cbs's adriana diaz looks at schools offering things like a four-day work week to get educators back in the classroom.