The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 01:34 PM PDT

Homeowners Opt to Remove Pools Amid Drought

Homeowners Opt to Remove Pools Amid Drought

California's severe drought has prompted several homeowners to remove their backyard pools.

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 02:53 PM PDT

Gov. Brown Orders Help for Dry Wells

Gov. Brown Orders Help for Dry Wells

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 05:24 AM PDT

Lush Landscaping Requirements Banned Amid Calif. Drought

Lush Landscaping Requirements Banned Amid Calif. Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat, said...

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 03:03 PM PDT

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:26 AM PDT

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Ahead of Schedule

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Ahead of Schedule

The desalination plant could be up and online by the end of 2015.

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 01:41 PM PDT

California Water Use Drops in July

California Water Use Drops in July

California water agencies reported a 7.5 percent drop in monthly water use in July in a survey released Tuesday, falling far short of Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in water use when...

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 06:08 PM PDT

Rainwater Capture Seen as Benefit of Greening Alleys

Rainwater Capture Seen as Benefit of Greening Alleys

The Los Angeles City Council gave the green light to "greening" alleys to improve neighborhood environments, and not incidentally during this drought, capture rainwater runoff.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 06:31 AM PDT

Nudist Colony Running Out of Water

Nudist Colony Running Out of Water

A well-known nudist colony in the Los Gatos area is feeling the effects of California's drought.

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 06:45 AM PDT

No Rain? Less Food for Local Needy

No Rain? Less Food for Local Needy

California’s extreme drought is impacting agriculture statewide and the San Diego Food Bank is feeling the ripple effect, with less fresh, healthy produce available to feed hungry families.

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT

Golf Course Could Close Due to Drought

Golf Course Could Close Due to Drought

California’s drought is continuing to put the squeeze on many South Bay businesses. One public golf course in San Jose is in danger of shutting down.

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