The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 07:11 AM PST

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief to CA

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief to CA

The first significant rainfall since mid-December brought improved drought conditions to parts of California, but the February storms did not bring much-needed snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range where...

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 01:31 PM PST

Feds Offer $50 Million to Help Drought-Stricken West

Feds Offer $50 Million to Help Drought-Stricken West

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year with no relief in sight during what is historically the state's rainy season.

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 07:27 AM PST

Drought Update: Lack of Snow "the Consistent Issue"

Drought Update: Lack of Snow "the Consistent Issue"

A lack of snowfall during what are typically the wettest months of the year in California continues to dampen hopes for drought recovery, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor Report.

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 at 02:58 PM PST

Where Is Water Use Decreasing in California?

Where Is Water Use Decreasing in California?

Use this tool to compare water-use figures across California.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 at 07:05 PM PST

Scientists Fly Into Storms to Predict Rainfall

Scientists Fly Into Storms to Predict Rainfall

Scientists from the Scripps Institution for Oceanography are getting a rare look inside California storms to predict the future. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 at 05:13 PM PST

California Meets Water-Use Goal for First Time

California Meets Water-Use Goal for First Time

The state's monthly water-use report card released Tuesday shows that Californians have met the state's 20-percent water-use reduction goal for the first time.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 at 06:32 AM PST

June Could Bring Increased Fire Danger: Report

June Could Bring Increased Fire Danger: Report

The Southern California Geographic Coordination Center released its fire outlook report for 2015 on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 at 07:08 AM PST

December Water-Use Report Card Due Tuesday

December Water-Use Report Card Due Tuesday

Previous monthly reports show Californians have had difficulty meeting the goal of reducing water use by 20 percent.

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 at 06:45 PM PST

Quake on San Andreas Fault Could Threaten Water Supply

Quake on San Andreas Fault Could Threaten Water Supply

When an earthquake hits, there's more to worry about than meets the eye - especially in a drought.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 03:22 PM PST

Second Snowpack Survey of Season "Dismally Meager"

Second Snowpack Survey of Season "Dismally Meager"

The Sierra snowpack is at well below-normal levels.

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City Heights Hit With 2 More Fires

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Fatally Shot Cyclist Was "Peacekeeper": Family

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Missing Berkeley Student Fatally Struck by Car: Police

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