The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 08:14 AM PDT

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

A storm dumped an inch of rain on drought-parched Southern California last week -- an unusual amount for May -- but it did little to end the state's extreme drought.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 03:54 PM PDT

Lake Mead Could Run Dangerously Low by 2017

Lake Mead Could Run Dangerously Low by 2017

Lake Mead's water levels will fall so low by January 2017 that utilities will be forced to cut supply to Arizona and Nevada, according to a report from federal water managers, The Associated Press reported.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:40 AM PDT

San Diego Reports 3% Drop in Water Use

San Diego Reports 3% Drop in Water Use

The City of San Diego reports customers reduced water use by three percent last month, well below the 16 percent the district is expected to conserve under the new drought mandate.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 08:59 AM PDT

89% Think Water Shortage Is Serious: Field Poll

89% Think Water Shortage Is Serious: Field Poll

The drought definitely has our attention. A new NBC Bay Area Field Poll shows 89 percent of Californians say the water shortage is "serious."

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 08:16 AM PDT

State Faces New Water Cuts for Farmers

State Faces New Water Cuts for Farmers

Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 08:17 AM PDT

Rain Tanks Gaining Mass Appeal in Drought

Rain Tanks Gaining Mass Appeal in Drought

Rain tanks are gaining mass appeal, according to one designer.

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