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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

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...

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

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