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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 at 02:12 PM PST

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, Mar 1, 2016 at 05:36 PM PST

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, Feb 9, 2016 at 03:05 PM PST

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 at 03:53 PM PST

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.

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.

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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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