Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

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.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

6 Local Water Districts Fall Short on Conservation

6 Local Water Districts Fall Short on Conservation

Six San Diego County water districts fell short of the water conservation goals for June -- some by a wide margin -- while 14 others met or exceeded their objectives.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

Poway Eyes System to Track Residents' Water Use

Poway Eyes System to Track Residents' Water Use

When it comes to saving water, some of the county's most conservation-minded residents may wind up being electronically monitored.

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.

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

El Nino May Not Solve California's Drought: Local Expert

 El Nino May Not Solve California's Drought: Local Expert

While the outlook for a strong El Nino this winter looks good, one San Diego expert said it may do little to ease the drought.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

Morley Field Sprinkler on During Rainstorm Miffs Locals

Morley Field Sprinkler on During Rainstorm Miffs Locals

A sprinkler seen spraying the lawn of Morley Field during Saturday’s record rainfall has prompted outrage among several passersby, who say the city isn’t being held to the same drought restrictions.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

California Proposes $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

California Proposes $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

It's not water wasting restrictions during the historic drought that you have to know about. Violating San Diego's storm water regulations could be a costly offense, too.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

State Says Irrigation District Violated 2015 Drought Order

The State says the irrigation district violated the 2015 drought order.

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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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