Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

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.

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

The largest desalination plant in the U.S. was dedicated Monday near San Diego.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

Drought-Dry Island Looks to Ocean

Drought-Dry Island Looks to Ocean

During a previous drought more than two decades ago, Catalina Island moved to the vanguard of desalination in California with a plant to make seawater drinkable by removing its salts.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

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.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015

Desalination Plant to Be Largest in Western Hemisphere

Desalination Plant to Be Largest in Western Hemisphere

The plant would be the only water supply in San Diego not dependent on rainfall or the snowpack.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Ahead of Schedule

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Ahead of Schedule

The desalination plant could be up and online by the end of 2015.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014

Santa Barbara Nears Move to Mandatory Water Conservation

Santa Barbara Nears Move to Mandatory Water Conservation

A generation after Santa Barbara became the first Southern California city to build a municipal water desalination plant, the city is increasing groundwater pumping, preparing to impose mandatory water rationing...

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