Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015

Ahead of New Water Restrictions, Residents Rip Out Lawns

Ahead of New Water Restrictions, Residents Rip Out Lawns

With exactly two weeks to go before new, statewide water restrictions kick in, some San Diego County residents are rushing to get rid of their lawns. Others are saying, “No way.”

Friday, Jun 12, 2015

Feds Pledge Another $110M in Drought Aid

Feds Pledge Another $110M in Drought Aid

Federal agencies have pledged another $110 million in drought aid after President Barack Obama talked to the leaders of seven western states.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015

Record Cuts for Calif. Farmers With Senior Water Rights

Record Cuts for Calif. Farmers With Senior Water Rights

Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record for farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights, which date to more than a century ago. State water officials announced...

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015

Wasting Water? Drought Shamers Are Watching

Wasting Water? Drought Shamers Are Watching

Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? You could wind up the star of the latest drought-shaming video posted on YouTube or Twitter.

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015

$320M in Drought Funds Sits Unspent

$320M in Drought Funds Sits Unspent

Money for drought-stricken California communities sits unspent in government bank accounts

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015

2 Local Agencies Fail to Conserve in April: Report

2 Local Agencies Fail to Conserve in April: Report

The City of Escondido had the lowest percentage of water saved reported in the state by a district with customers of 40,000 or more.

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

Pool Industry Touts Water Savings in California Drought

Pool Industry Touts Water Savings in California Drought

As residents struggle to cut waste at the tap, the California Pool and Spa Association is lobbying water districts to quash proposed bans on filling pools and spas. The industry cites an in-house study...

Friday, May 29, 2015

California Agency Set to Vote on Water Limits for New Lawns

California Agency Set to Vote on Water Limits for New Lawns

Vote expected Friday on water limits for new lawns.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rebates Drive Grass-Removal Frenzy in Drought

Rebates Drive Grass-Removal Frenzy in Drought

Business has improved over the past year for landscape installers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

City of LA Accused of Water Waste at Hansen Dam

City of LA Accused of Water Waste at Hansen Dam

The City of Los Angeles boasts more than 450 public parks. In one of them, NBC4 viewers alerted our crews to a newly seeded soccer field they thought was being water far too often.

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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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