The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Apr 23, 2015

Rebates for Drought-Friendly Lawns Dry Up

Rebates for Drought-Friendly Lawns Dry Up

Lawn rebates from the city of San Diego, designed to encourage homeowners to replace their grass with drought-friendly landscaping, dried up faster than the state’s water.

Apr 23, 2015

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in Sierra

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in Sierra

The most severe category of drought expanded during the past week in California's northern Sierra Nevada Mountain range after a winter of little snowfall in the region.

Apr 24, 2015

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in Sierras

"Exceptional" Drought Expands in Sierras

The most severe category of drought expanded during the past week in California's northern Sierra Nevada Mountain range after a winter of little snowfall in the region.

Apr 21, 2015

Tiered Water Rates Are Unconstitutional: Appeals Court

Tiered Water Rates Are Unconstitutional: Appeals Court

An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water-rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage...

Apr 20, 2015

MAP: California Water Use Tiers

MAP: California Water Use Tiers

This map shows how communities are listed in California's nine-tier system that penalizes the state's biggest water users. Water suppliers are assigned to a tier of water reduction based on three months of...

Apr 18, 2015

More San Diegans Ditching Pools Due to Drought

More San Diegans Ditching Pools Due to Drought

Local companies in the business to demolish pools are seeing an uptick in requests, as an increasing number of homeowners are ditching them in the name of conservation.

Apr 18, 2015

Schools Drain Leaky Swimming Pools

Schools Drain Leaky Swimming Pools

A Southern California school district faces tough choices as officials grapple with fixes for two swimming pools that are leaking thousands of gallons of water per day.

Apr 17, 2015

Keeping Lawns Green While Cutting Water

Keeping Lawns Green While Cutting Water

Save your lawn and water? A local landscaper says it’s possible.

Apr 14, 2015

There'll Be Less Water to Buy for Local Agencies

There'll Be Less Water to Buy for Local Agencies

The San Diego County Water Authority, a wholesale supplier of water to 24 local water agencies, gets the majority of its water from the MWD.

Apr 14, 2015

"Serious Situation": Water Board Approves Cutbacks

"Serious Situation": Water Board Approves Cutbacks

The Metropolitan Water District, which supplies drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California, voted Tuesday on cutbacks that would slash supplies to its member cities and agencies by 15...

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