The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 06:47 PM PST

California Reservoirs Only Half-Full After Big Storms

California Reservoirs Only Half-Full After Big Storms

The recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths for this time of year, federal officials said Friday while releasing...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 08:59 AM PST

Drought Update: Winter Storms Bring Minor Improvement

Drought Update: Winter Storms Bring Minor Improvement

Waves of precipitation brought slight drought relief this week to Northern California.

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 12:54 AM PST

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.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:44 AM PST

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 05:12 PM PST

County Misses Water Conservation Goal in Dec.

County Misses Water Conservation Goal in Dec.

For the third month in a row, San Diego County has missed the mark on water savings, conserving an average of 18 percent in December.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 10:05 PM PST

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, storms moving toward California were welcome news for a state suffering from a severe drought. But officials warned against reverting to old water-use habits.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 01:01 PM PST

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, once again missing the 25 percent conservation mandate

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 06:52 PM PST

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

2015 will be remembered as one of the driest years in California history. There are promising signs El Niño will send us in the right direction, but experts warn the drought is not over yet.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 12:22 PM PST

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Releases New El Niño Image

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Releases New El Niño Image

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says the strong El Nino in the Pacific Ocean shows no sign of weakening.

Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 03:58 PM PST

Damage From Sinking Land Costing California Billions

Damage From Sinking Land Costing California Billions

A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like

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