Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 at 01:45 PM PDT

El Nino Could Be Bad for Snowpack: Water Authority

El Nino Could Be Bad for Snowpack: Water Authority

As the state revealed how much local water districts saved in August, the San Diego County Water Authority is tempering expectations for this year’s El Nino, saying it may not be a drought buster.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 07:48 PM PDT

Map Nearby Fire Risks With New Tool

Map Nearby Fire Risks With New Tool

One new tool will help San Diegans across the county as the dangerous wildfire season begins.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 07:34 PM PDT

South Bay Desalination Plant to Double Production

South Bay Desalination Plant to Double Production

Sweetwater Authority kicked off its expansion of the Richard Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility in Chula Vista.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 05:30 PM PDT

Drought Stressing CA's Giant Sequoias: Scientists

Drought Stressing CA's Giant Sequoias: Scientists

Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists climbing high up into their green canopies say they are seeing symptoms of stress...

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 07:36 PM PDT

CA Farmers Make Record Revenues Despite Drought

CA Farmers Make Record Revenues Despite Drought

Are California farmers making record revenues despite the historic drought? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 01:12 PM PDT

District Offers Free Recycled Water in East County

District Offers Free Recycled Water in East County

A water district in drought-stricken east San Diego is tapping into a program that offers free recycled water for residents to use on their dry lawns.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM PDT

Drought, Beetles Exacerbate Valley Fire Conditions

Drought, Beetles Exacerbate Valley Fire Conditions

California's drought – and subsequent beetle infestation – is likely exacerbating fires across the state, including the Valley Fire, which on Thursday had burned 73,000 acres and was 35 percent contained.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 07:42 PM PDT

Proposed Water Rate Hike Mulled by City Council

Proposed Water Rate Hike Mulled by City Council

The City Council will decide Tuesday on whether to notify water customers about a potential rate hike.

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 06:46 AM PDT

At Local State Beach, One Water Fountain Serves Visitors

At Local State Beach, One Water Fountain Serves Visitors

Some visitors heading to this popular North County beach will resort to wash their feet where others drink.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 04:51 PM PDT

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Modeled After Israel Project

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Modeled After Israel Project

The company developing Carlsbad's desalination plant is using its largest plant in Israel as a model. NBC 7's Wendy Fry has more on how the plant helped Israel during its terrible drought.

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Facts About California's Water System: A closer look at our water supply from the Association of California Water Agencies.

 

Program and Incentives: Rebates and incentive programs for residents and businesses collected by Water Smart San Diego County.

 

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