Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

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.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:59 PM PDT

California OKs Strict Showerhead Standards

California OKs Strict Showerhead Standards

California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation's toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 million rebate program to rip out grass...

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 07:40 PM PDT

SD's Water Saving Gets Thumbs Up From Gov. Brown

SD's Water Saving Gets Thumbs Up From Gov. Brown

With the state's nonstop drought crisis fueling a more intense fire season, Gov. Brown was in San Diego Tuesday for a summit meeting with Mayor Kevin Faulconer, local water officials and civic leaders.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 08:26 PM PDT

Gov. Brown Commends San Diegans for Conserving Water

Gov. Brown Commends San Diegans for Conserving Water

California Governor Jerry Brown will be in San Diego Tuesday. NBC7's Gene Cubbison reports.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:47 PM PDT

'We Cannot Stop Them': Learning to Live with Wildfires

'We Cannot Stop Them': Learning to Live with Wildfires

“We’re seeing more and more fires, larger and larger. That will continue; it’s not climate change or global warming,” said Dr. Patt Abbott.

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT

Wildfires Burning Through U.S. Forest Service Budget

Wildfires Burning Through U.S. Forest Service Budget

In 2014, the ten largest fires the service battled cost more than $320 million.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 07:35 AM PDT

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

Fallen trees have sparked news reports and claims linking tree collapse to the current drought. But does the data support that claim?

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