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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

More than 90 Percent of California is Out of Drought

More than 90 Percent of California is Out of Drought

This week's U.S. Drought Monitor report shows more improvement in California, where winter rainstorms and heavy snowfall have washed away drought in more of the state after a five-year dry spell.

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, Jan 26, 2017

Drought Is Over in San Diego County, Water Authority Says

Drought Is Over in San Diego County, Water Authority Says

Almost all of California is out of the most severe drought category, with the exception of one small swath northwest of Los Angeles. Only 2 percent of the state is under "exceptional drought."

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

How Much of SD's Rain Was Captured for Our Water Supply?

How Much of SD's Rain Was Captured for Our Water Supply?

San Diego got a lot of rain over the past few days, but how much of it was actually captured for our water supply?

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.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Water Restrictions May Lessen in San Diego

Water Restrictions May Lessen in San Diego

The City of San Diego recommended moving to a Level One Drought Watch Thursday, which would reduce water restrictions.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big

Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big

One San Diego couple’s yard is certainly worth admiring: their drought-friendly landscape has just won a big contest.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Diamond Valley Lake Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

Diamond Valley Lake Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

After banning boaters from a popular recreational lake for an entire year due to drought concerns and low water levels, the Diamond Valley Lake is back open just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016

Water District to Crown Landscape Winner

Water District to Crown Landscape Winner

The Otay Water District will soon choose a winner of its 2016 landscape contest, which seeks out yards that prioritize water conservation and eco-friendly features.

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.

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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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