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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM PDT

Foothill Residents Asked to 'Judiciously Water Plants'

Foothill Residents Asked to 'Judiciously Water Plants'

As the severe drought continues to grip California, residents of an Altadena neighborhood have been told for more than a year to conserve water.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 08:10 PM PDT

Will Drought Mean Less Greenery Going to Landfill?

Will Drought Mean Less Greenery Going to Landfill?

Less greenery going to the landfill could mean less compost.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 02:40 PM PDT

4 Local Districts Missed Drought Goals

4 Local Districts Missed Drought Goals

Four local water districts fell short of the water conservation goals for July.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 01:01 PM PDT

Gushing Bay Ho Water Part of Pipe Replacement: City

Gushing Bay Ho Water Part of Pipe Replacement: City

After seeing the overflow of water on nearby streets in the middle of a drought, residents contacted NBC7 to voice their concerns.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 03:39 PM PDT

New Local App Allows Users to Report Water Wasters

New Local App Allows Users to Report Water Wasters

A new app will make it easier for people to report water wasting they see around the county.

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 09:05 PM PDT

New Data Suggests Stronger El Nino

New Data Suggests Stronger El Nino

New El Nino predictions are showing a stronger system than previously predicted.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 09:32 PM PDT

Dying Wildlife, Bigger Fires if Drought Lasts: Study

Dying Wildlife, Bigger Fires if Drought Lasts: Study

The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 03:03 PM PDT

Report: Sinking Land Due to Groundwater Pumping

Report: Sinking Land Due to Groundwater Pumping

Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 02:32 PM PDT

Drought to Cost Agriculture $1.84B in 2015: Study

Drought to Cost Agriculture $1.84B in 2015: Study

California, in drought, is pumping up its groundwater at an alarming rate, the study says.

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 07:35 PM PDT

El Niño Forecast: 'Very Strong'

El Niño Forecast: 'Very Strong'

The most recent forecasts show El Nino reaching the "very strong" category this winter.

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