Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

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.

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, 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.

Friday, Oct 16, 2015

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...

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015

Foothill Residents Asked to 'Judiciously Water Plants'

Foothill Residents Asked to 'Judiciously Water Plants'

As the severe drought continues to grip California, residents of an Altadena neighborhood have been told for more than a year to conserve water.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Most Californians: Global Warming Is Threat to Quality of Life

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state's persistent drought.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

California water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the 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.

 

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