The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big

Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big

One San Diego couple’s yard is certainly worth admiring: their drought-friendly landscape has just won a big contest.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Diamond Valley Lake Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

Diamond Valley Lake Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

After banning boaters from a popular recreational lake for an entire year due to drought concerns and low water levels, the Diamond Valley Lake is back open just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016

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.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

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.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

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.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

El Nino Eclipses Continued Need to Conserve Water

El Nino Eclipses Continued Need to Conserve Water

With a lot of recent publicity about El Nino, it can be easy to forget about the drought and saving water.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

California will need another "March Miracle" for significant drought relief after a statewide survey shows snowpack at only 83 percent of the March 1 average.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

Calif. Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

Calif. Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

CA Considers Easing Some Water Restrictions

CA Considers Easing Some Water Restrictions

California is considering easing water conservation mandates for some cities and towns in the state's drought.

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

 

Program and Incentives: Rebates and incentive programs for residents and businesses collected by Water Smart San Diego County.

 

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