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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12:44 PM PDT

Bay Area Wine Growers Relieved After Rainy Winter

Bay Area Wine Growers Relieved After Rainy Winter

After five years of gripping drought followed by a rainy El Nino-fueled winter, Bay Area farmers are expressing a bit of relief — mixed with a heavy helping of caution.

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 01:52 PM PDT

Water District to Crown Landscape Winner

Water District to Crown Landscape Winner

The Otay Water District will soon choose a winner of its 2016 landscape contest, which seeks out yards that prioritize water conservation and eco-friendly features.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 08:53 PM PDT

San Diego Facing Another Water Rate Hike

San Diego Facing Another Water Rate Hike

Metropolitan Water District votes to raise water rates.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:42 PM PDT

Snowpack Improves, But No 'One-Shot Wonder'

Snowpack Improves, But No 'One-Shot Wonder'

State drought surveyors trudged through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what turned out to be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year.

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 04:03 PM PDT

CAL FIRE Hires Surge of New Firefighters Across State

CAL FIRE Hires Surge of New Firefighters Across State

Winter rain has helped decrease the fire risk in some areas, but it has not been enough to end the drought, a CAL FIRE chief said.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:27 AM PDT

Drought Conditions Improve in Northern, Central California

Drought Conditions Improve in Northern, Central California

Drought conditions improved this week for some parts of California as the state nears the end of its rainy season.

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Facts About California's Water System: A closer look at our water supply from the Association of California Water Agencies.

 

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