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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

CA Considers Easing Some Water Restrictions

CA Considers Easing Some Water Restrictions

California is considering easing water conservation mandates for some cities and towns in the state's drought.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

County Misses Water Conservation Goal in Dec.

County Misses Water Conservation Goal in Dec.

For the third month in a row, San Diego County has missed the mark on water savings, conserving an average of 18 percent in December.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, storms moving toward California were welcome news for a state suffering from a severe drought. But officials warned against reverting to old water-use habits.

Friday, Jan 1, 2016

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.

Monday, Dec 21, 2015

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

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

The largest desalination plant in the U.S. was dedicated Monday near San Diego.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

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, Nov 17, 2015

Why Water Rates Are Rising

Why Water Rates Are Rising

It seems unfair. You’ve fixed your leaks, you’ve shortened your showers and you’ve let your lawn go brown. Still, you'll most likely be paying more for water next year.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

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.

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