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The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Drought Conditions Improve in Northern, Central California

Drought Conditions Improve in Northern, Central California

Drought conditions improved this week for some parts of California as the state nears the end of its rainy season.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

El Nino Eclipses Continued Need to Conserve Water

El Nino Eclipses Continued Need to Conserve Water

With a lot of recent publicity about El Nino, it can be easy to forget about the drought and saving water.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

California will need another "March Miracle" for significant drought relief after a statewide survey shows snowpack at only 83 percent of the March 1 average.

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

County Misses Water Conservation Goal in Dec.

County Misses Water Conservation Goal in Dec.

For the third month in a row, San Diego County has missed the mark on water savings, conserving an average of 18 percent in December.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, storms moving toward California were welcome news for a state suffering from a severe drought. But officials warned against reverting to old water-use habits.

Friday, Jan 1, 2016

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

2015 will be remembered as one of the driest years in California history. There are promising signs El Niño will send us in the right direction, but experts warn the drought is not over yet.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Releases New El Niño Image

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Releases New El Niño Image

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says the strong El Nino in the Pacific Ocean shows no sign of weakening.

Friday, Nov 20, 2015

Red Tape Clogging Up Storm Drain Clearing Before El Nino

Red Tape Clogging Up Storm Drain Clearing Before El Nino

There is a 95 percent chance the upcoming El Niño will soak San Diego and the rest of Southern California through spring 2016

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

Ahead of El Niño, Local State of Emergency Declared

Ahead of El Niño, Local State of Emergency Declared

There is a 95 percent chance the upcoming El Niño will soak San Diego and the rest of Southern California through spring 2016

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

During El Niño, Continued Water Conservation Encouraged

During El Niño, Continued Water Conservation Encouraged

Experts hope a possibly wet winter doesn't translate into a step backward when it comes to water conservation.

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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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