Running Dry: Drought in California - NBC 7 San Diego

The impact of California's drought on San Diego County

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Otay Water District Plans to Pipe In Desal Water from Mexico

Otay Water District Plans to Pipe In Desal Water from Mexico

The Otay Water District is working on a project that would involve desalinated water from a new plant being built in Rosarito, Mexico.

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.

Monday, Mar 21, 2016

CAL FIRE Hires Surge of New Firefighters Across State

CAL FIRE Hires Surge of New Firefighters Across State

Winter rain has helped decrease the fire risk in some areas, but it has not been enough to end the drought, a CAL FIRE chief said.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, once again missing the 25 percent conservation mandate

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.

Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Opens

The largest desalination plant in the U.S. was dedicated Monday near San Diego.

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

These Water Districts Missed Conservation Goals

These Water Districts Missed Conservation Goals

More San Diego County water districts are beginning to miss their conservation goals, according to new numbers from the State Water Control Board.

About Us
NBC 7 brings you stories explaining California's drought and how it affects you and your family.
Search #CADrought on Twitter or Instagram.
Submit images or video here.
Got a tip? Send it to NBC 7 Investigates (619) 578-0393.
 

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.

 

Newsletters

Sign up for NBC 7 newsletters!

Latest From Twitter