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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Sierra Snowpack 'Way Above Average' After Storms

Sierra Snowpack 'Way Above Average' After Storms

A snowpack survey Thursday provided even more reasons for optimism for drought recovery in California, where January storms brought almost a year's worth of snow and rain in a single month.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

When Will Soggy California Drop Water Restrictions?

When Will Soggy California Drop Water Restrictions?

Officials will decide Feb. 7 whether to extend measures requiring local water districts to enforce conservation rules.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

Snowpack Improves, But No 'One-Shot Wonder'

Snowpack Improves, But No 'One-Shot Wonder'

State drought surveyors trudged through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what turned out to be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Drought Conditions Improve in Northern, Central California

Drought Conditions Improve in Northern, Central California

Drought conditions improved this week for some parts of California as the state nears the end of its rainy season.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Then and Now: Dramatic Photos of CA's Drought and Recovery

Historically dry winters combined with years of below-average rainfall took a...View gallery

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Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

El Nino Eclipses Continued Need to Conserve Water

El Nino Eclipses Continued Need to Conserve Water

With a lot of recent publicity about El Nino, it can be easy to forget about the drought and saving water.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

Calif. Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

Calif. Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

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.

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Helpful Links

Find your water district: The San Diego County Water Authority's tool to help you identify your local water agency.

 

Reservoir Levels: A map showing the most recent levels for reservoirs across the state.

 

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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