Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:34 PM PST

New Water Restrictions for Carlsbad

New Water Restrictions for Carlsbad

Carlsbad will soon have the toughest water restrictions in the county.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 02:09 PM PST

In Good Sign for CA Drought, Snowpack Improves

In Good Sign for CA Drought, Snowpack Improves

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is well ahead of last year, indicating California might see improved drought conditions after a record dry spell.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:02 PM PST

South Bay Group Opposes Recycled Water Rate Hike

South Bay Group Opposes Recycled Water Rate Hike

A South Bay group facing increase recycled water rates are calling for changes to the billing system.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:54 AM PST

Oceanside Residents Confused About Water Rates

Oceanside Residents Confused About Water Rates

Proposed water rates on Oceanside mailers have residents confused about what they’ll be paying for water next year.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:48 AM PST

During El Niño, Continued Water Conservation Encouraged

During El Niño, Continued Water Conservation Encouraged

Experts hope a possibly wet winter doesn't translate into a step backward when it comes to water conservation.

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 03:55 PM PDT

Calif. Imposes First Drought Fines to Suppliers Overusing Water

Calif. Imposes First Drought Fines to Suppliers Overusing Water

State officials for the first time are fining California water suppliers for failing to meet a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's battle against a widespread drought. The $61,000 fines are...

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:13 PM PDT

Drought Leaves Residents Worrying Over Safety of Trees

Drought Leaves Residents Worrying Over Safety of Trees

An added drought concern is popping up across Los Angeles, a byproduct of the great conservation strides many residents have made in recent years.

Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 at 11:49 AM PDT

Firefighter Remembers Battling Cedar Fire

Firefighter Remembers Battling Cedar Fire

Steve Swaney, a firefighter with Heartland Fire and Rescue, stopped by NBC 7 to remember the 12th anniversary of the Cedar Fire. He recalled fighting the massive blaze, how firefighters were unable to keep up...

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 06:30 AM PDT

Trail to Giant Sequoias Closes

Trail to Giant Sequoias Closes

The Trail of 100 Giants is a major feature of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 at 04:37 PM PDT

Monarch Butterflies Find Sprinkle of Hope in Drought

Monarch Butterflies Find Sprinkle of Hope in Drought

The struggling monarch butterfly may have found a sprinkling of hope during California's historic dry spell. Suburban homeowners ripping out thirsty lawns are dotting their new drought-tolerant landscapes with...

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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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