The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Monday, Dec 21, 2015 at 08:49 PM PST

State Regulators Propose Relaxing Water Savings

State Regulators Propose Relaxing Water Savings

State regulators say they're considering relaxing conservation targets that have required some California communities to cut use by 25 percent during historic drought.

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 12:03 PM PST

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

The largest desalination plant in the U.S. was dedicated Monday near San Diego.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 at 12:38 PM PST

'Splash Brothers' Ask Californians to Stop Splashin'

'Splash Brothers' Ask Californians to Stop Splashin'

The “Splash Brothers” are asking that people stop splashin.’ In a public service announcement released Tuesday, Golden State Warriors’ superstars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson urge Californians to conserve...

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 at 02:37 AM PST

Drought-Dry Island Looks to Ocean

Drought-Dry Island Looks to Ocean

During a previous drought more than two decades ago, Catalina Island moved to the vanguard of desalination in California with a plant to make seawater drinkable by removing its salts.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 at 04:09 PM PST

These Water Districts Missed Conservation Goals

These Water Districts Missed Conservation Goals

More San Diego County water districts are beginning to miss their conservation goals, according to new numbers from the State Water Control Board.

Friday, Nov 20, 2015 at 09:21 PM PST

Red Tape Clogging Up Storm Drain Clearing Before El Nino

Red Tape Clogging Up Storm Drain Clearing Before El Nino

There is a 95 percent chance the upcoming El Niño will soak San Diego and the rest of Southern California through spring 2016

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 10:17 AM PST

Ahead of El Niño, Local State of Emergency Declared

Ahead of El Niño, Local State of Emergency Declared

There is a 95 percent chance the upcoming El Niño will soak San Diego and the rest of Southern California through spring 2016

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 at 03:30 PM PST

Why Water Rates Are Rising

Why Water Rates Are Rising

It seems unfair. You’ve fixed your leaks, you’ve shortened your showers and you’ve let your lawn go brown. Still, you'll most likely be paying more for water next year.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:34 PM PST

New Water Restrictions for Carlsbad

New Water Restrictions for Carlsbad

Carlsbad will soon have the toughest water restrictions in the county.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 02:09 PM PST

In Good Sign for CA Drought, Snowpack Improves

In Good Sign for CA Drought, Snowpack Improves

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is well ahead of last year, indicating California might see improved drought conditions after a record dry spell.

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