Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Latest Drought Victim: Beach Showers

Latest Drought Victim: Beach Showers

One California city has decided to turn off popular showers along its beaches in an effort to conserve water in the statewide drought.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MWD Increases Budget for Conservation Programs

 MWD Increases Budget for Conservation Programs

Water officials say the Turf Removal Program, that offers rebates for residents who swap out their lawns, is so popular it's $100 million budget is running out of money.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Rules: 2 Days to Water Lawns

New Rules: 2 Days to Water Lawns

Several cities in San Diego County announced new restrictions on lawn watering Thursday in response to the statewide drought.

Friday, May 22, 2015

County Water Authority Rate Hike Proposed

County Water Authority Rate Hike Proposed

The San Diego County Water Authority said Thursday it's proposing an increase in 2016 rates to member agencies.

Friday, May 22, 2015

State Faces New Water Cuts for Farmers

State Faces New Water Cuts for Farmers

Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

Drought Monitor: Rain Does Little for Long-Term Drought

A storm dumped an inch of rain on drought-parched Southern California last week -- an unusual amount for May -- but it did little to end the state's extreme drought.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

San Diego Reports 3% Drop in Water Use

San Diego Reports 3% Drop in Water Use

The City of San Diego reports customers reduced water use by three percent last month, well below the 16 percent the district is expected to conserve under the new drought mandate.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

89% Think Water Shortage Is Serious: Field Poll

89% Think Water Shortage Is Serious: Field Poll

The drought definitely has our attention. A new NBC Bay Area Field Poll shows 89 percent of Californians say the water shortage is "serious."

Friday, May 8, 2015

City Officials Writing Up Water Wasters

City Officials Writing Up Water Wasters

As San Diego strives to conserve water, city officials have started patrolling the streets, writing up water wasters.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
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10 Crazy (Brilliant) Ideas to End the CA Drought

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