The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:47 PM PDT

'We Cannot Stop Them': Learning to Live with Wildfires

'We Cannot Stop Them': Learning to Live with Wildfires

“We’re seeing more and more fires, larger and larger. That will continue; it’s not climate change or global warming,” said Dr. Patt Abbott.

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT

Wildfires Burning Through U.S. Forest Service Budget

Wildfires Burning Through U.S. Forest Service Budget

In 2014, the ten largest fires the service battled cost more than $320 million.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 07:35 AM PDT

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

Fallen trees have sparked news reports and claims linking tree collapse to the current drought. But does the data support that claim?

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 08:39 PM PDT

6 Local Water Districts Fall Short on Conservation

6 Local Water Districts Fall Short on Conservation

Six San Diego County water districts fell short of the water conservation goals for June -- some by a wide margin -- while 14 others met or exceeded their objectives.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 07:35 PM PDT

Poway Eyes System to Track Residents' Water Use

Poway Eyes System to Track Residents' Water Use

When it comes to saving water, some of the county's most conservation-minded residents may wind up being electronically monitored.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 09:15 PM PDT

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM PDT

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state's persistent drought.

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT

Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out

Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out

A London-based artist may have the solution for those who enjoy long showers even in the midst of a drought.

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 at 07:40 PM PDT

Malibu Vintners Fight Back Against Ban on New Vineyards

Malibu Vintners Fight Back Against Ban on New Vineyards

Malibu wine growers are fighting back against a temporary ban imposed last month by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on new vineyards in the north Santa Monica Mountains.

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 12:02 PM PDT

El Nino May Not Solve California's Drought: Local Expert

 El Nino May Not Solve California's Drought: Local Expert

While the outlook for a strong El Nino this winter looks good, one San Diego expert said it may do little to ease the 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.

 

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