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Water Allotments Increase for California Farmers

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California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal…

More Water Savings Urged After Current Conservation Falls Short

Santa Barbara Water Drought Folo

The call for a 20-percent water reduction did not get residents and businesses to…

Water Issues Haven't Worried Some Wine Grape Growers

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Some wine grape growers might be able to get through the drought better than other…

Drought Squeezing Local Foodbanks

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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County helps those who need help putting food on the…

Residents Cash In on Water Saving Landscaping

Santa Barbara Water Conservation

Some Santa Barbara water users are expected to pay big bills after July 1, if they…

Water Supplies Remain Risky, Rates Going Up in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Water Drought

Santa Barbara's urgent request earlier this year for water users to cut back 20…

Santa Barbara Takes Next Step Toward Desalination Plant

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The City of Santa Barbara continues to move forward with plans to restart the…

Water Warnings Ignored in Some Areas

Montecito Watering

With the recent rain, water officials have advised residents in drought stricken…

Montecito Wants Back In Desalination Plant Project

The Montecito Water District asked the city if they could once again be a part of…

Cloud Seeding Gives Mother Nature A Boost

Cloud Seeding Gives Nature a Boost for Rain

We have another shot at rain tonight and another chance to give Mother Nature a…

Drought Concerns in Cambria

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Homeowners in Cambria are looking for new ways to conserve, and as they deal with…

People Take Cover During March Showers

Rain moves into Santa Barbara

April showers are being upstaged by March showers.  In the midst of the three-year…

Drought Slideshows

Slideshow: Santa Barbara Taps Into Wells To Help Drought

The City of Santa Barbara is once again starting to pump water from its wells.

Slideshow: Lotusland Back Open For Visiting Season

Lotusland is back open for the visiting season and the garden is thriving despite…

Slideshow: Desalination Plant Could Cost $20 Million To Open Again

City officials aren't waiting for the rain and are looking at ways to restart the…

Slideshow: Community Rain Dance

Santa Barbara hopes to alleviate the drought with a rain dance at the Santa Barbara…

Drought Videos

Drought Squeezing Local Foodbanks

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Vote Settles Lawsuit Claiming Prayers Were Unconstitutional

Santa Barbara Takes Next Step Toward Desalination Plant

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Santa Barbara Takes Next Step Toward Desalination Plant

Flash Mob Does Rain Dance to Happy

World Dance For Humanity members dance on State Street sidewalk

Montecito Wants Back In Desalination Plant Project

Montecito Wants Back In Desalination Plant Project

Montecito Water District Opted Out Of Facility Five Years After It Shutdown

Drought Concerns in Cambria

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Homeowners in Cambria are looking for new ways to conserve, and as they deal with…

Drought Update

Drought Update

Water supplies did not come up from the rain storm at the end of February and…

Local Weather Forecasts

Saturday Evening Forecast

Saturday Evening Forecast

Beautiful weather expected for our Easter Sunday egg hunts! However, a late season storm could bring a slight chance for sprinkles and a better chance for wind by early next week!

Friday Evening Forecast

Friday Evening Forecast

High pressure builds in this weekend for a warm-up and more sunshine, especially by Easter Sunday.

 
2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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