The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 09:28 PM PDT

Water Rates May Be Rising Due to Conservation

Water Rates May Be Rising Due to Conservation

The San Diego Water Department wants to raise its rates.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 09:29 PM PDT

Morley Field Sprinkler on During Rainstorm Miffs Locals

Morley Field Sprinkler on During Rainstorm Miffs Locals

A sprinkler seen spraying the lawn of Morley Field during Saturday’s record rainfall has prompted outrage among several passersby, who say the city isn’t being held to the same drought restrictions.

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 08:35 PM PDT

As Cleanup Continues, Rain's Impact on Drought Minimal

As Cleanup Continues, Rain's Impact on Drought Minimal

After waves of rainfall created a sea of troubles for San Diego County residents, many wanted to focus on the storm clouds’ silver lining: Did this downpour do anything to relieve Southern California’s drought?...

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 06:58 PM PDT

In Drought, Program Helps Predict Spread of Wildfires

In Drought, Program Helps Predict Spread of Wildfires

The system lets users light a virtual flame and watch it spread through user-generated topography while the model crunches numbers.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 05:06 AM PDT

California Proposes $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

California Proposes $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 08:50 AM PDT

Poway Considers 'Capping' Water Use

Poway Considers 'Capping' Water Use

New restrictions would only go into place if the state imposes more strict rules on Poway. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia reports.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 05:37 PM PDT

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

It's not water wasting restrictions during the historic drought that you have to know about. Violating San Diego's storm water regulations could be a costly offense, too.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 04:11 PM PDT

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

The State says the irrigation district violated the 2015 drought order.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:30 PM PDT

San Diegans Exceed Water Savings Goal in June

San Diegans Exceed Water Savings Goal in June

San Diegans, working hard to cut back on their water use, saved almost double the state mandated rate last month.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 06:13 AM PDT

State Cuts Size of Lawns on New Homes

State Cuts Size of Lawns on New Homes

California officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.

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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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