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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

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...

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 07:37 PM PDT

EBMUD List Identifies Over 1,100 Excessive Water Users

EBMUD List Identifies Over 1,100 Excessive Water Users

East Bay Municipal Utility District officials fielded questions at a news conference Friday about the district's revelation of a list of 1,108 households that have been penalized for using more than 1,000...

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 01:49 PM PST

NOAA: Strong El Niño Sets Stage for Wet Winter

NOAA: Strong El Niño Sets Stage for Wet Winter

Forecasters say this winter El Nino will leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on...

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at 02:05 PM PDT

Locals Cut Water Use for 4th Month

Locals Cut Water Use for 4th Month

Residents of the San Diego County region reduced their water use by 26 percent in September.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at 07:40 AM PDT

California Craft Beer Brewers Balance Drafts and Drought

California Craft Beer Brewers Balance Drafts and Drought

Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California town imposed restrictions on Fallbrook Brewing Co., just as the tiny brewer doubled capacity to meet demand for its craft beers.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 at 07:27 AM PDT

Helix Water District Approves Rate Hike

Helix Water District Approves Rate Hike

Residents were outraged Wednesday when they learned of the proposed rate hike.

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 at 08:28 PM PDT

Upcoming El Nino Will Soak SoCal Into 2016: Scripps

Upcoming El Nino Will Soak SoCal Into 2016: Scripps

There is a 95 percent chance the upcoming El Nino will soak San Diego and the rest of Southern through spring 2016

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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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