Drought Stories

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead Trout

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead T

Cachuma Lake hit its high water mark in July, 2011. Lake officials expect water…

Taking A Look At Water Usage In Apartment Buildings

With water included in rent for many apartment residents, what is being done to…

Water Not Included For Many Renters

When Jenny Buenrostro moved out of her in-law's Buelton home and into Alisal Oaks…

City offers rebates for drought friendly landscaping

Residents Turn to Synthetic Grass

Brown really is the new gold in Ventura!  The city is now offering residents money…

Technology Helping Conservation Amid Drought

Scarcity, price and demand for water driving innovation.

Santa Barbara City Council Unanimously Votes to Activate Desalination Plant

The Santa Barbara City Council has unanimously approved to activate the desalination…

Allan Hancock College Saves Big with Water Conservation Plan

Allan Hancock College is reaping the benefits from a water conservation plan set in…

Santa Maria Farmer Uses Technology To Conserve Water During Drought

Santa Maria Farmer Uses Technology To Conserve Water During

Local strawberry farmer invests in technology to help save water during drought. 

Protestors Call for Oil Wastewater Injection Ban

Opponents claim DOGGR program violates Safe Drinking Water Act.

Pools Plunge Into Drought Debate

Pool builders defending business from conservation critics

Cool summertime pool fun could be in hot water if some pool critics have their way.

State Legislation And Grassroots Effort Tackle Drought Crisis

State Legislation And Grassroots Effort Tackle Drought Crisi

California legislators are hopeful that The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act,…

UPDATE: Illegal Marijuana Grow to Blame for Deer Fire

The Deer Fire has burned more than 120 acres in San Luis Obispo County.  

Drought Slideshows

Slideshow: Montecito Union School Gets Mulch Makeover

There's a crunchy new addition in the Montecito Union School's front yard.

Slideshow: 100-Foot Tall Landmark Tree Cut Down

A landmark tree in Santa Barbara is being cut down after 115 years.

Slideshow: Oak Park Pool Water Pumping

Since it's the end of the swimming season, the pool needed to be emptied. But…

Slideshow: Drought-Tolerant Landscape Cuts Back On Water Use

Up to 50 percent of all water use in Santa Barbara is used on landscaping. If…

Slideshow: Ventura Riverbed Fire Stopped at 20 Acres

Crews on scene have gained control of a fire in Ventura county that's burned at…

Slideshow: Goleta Home Fully Engulfed in Flames

Santa Barbara County and City fire crews are working to put out a house fire in…

Drought Videos

Desalination plant gets final approval by unanimous vote

Desalination plant gets final approval by unanimous vote

santa barbara's old desalination facility will be restarted to insure future against…

Pool builders defending business from conservation critics

Pool builders defending business from conservation critics

pool owners say they save money with less lawn to water

Firefighters issue ban before summer solstice celebration

Firefighters issue ban before summer solstice celebration

solstice party coincides with burn ban

waterwise workshops for free

waterwise workshops for free

Lompoc , Solvang , Santa Maria, Santa Barbara workshops to help you stay waterwise…

Swimming pools spared from new drought restrictions

Swimming pools spared from new drought restrictions

Council instead voted to increase drought emergency from stage two to three

Fawns struggling in drought

Fawns struggling in drought

The Animal Rescue Team caring for two fawns

 
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