Drought Stories

$1000 Rebate Check Issued to Santa Barbara Resident for Changing Landscaping

Rebate Check Issued for Changing Landscaping

More water guzzling lawns may be replaced by drought tolerant plants throughout…

El Cap Showers Shut Off

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Due to the severe drought conditions the State is experiencing, showers at El…

Cleanup Underway Following Massive Westwood Water Main Break

Cleanup Underway Following Massive Westwood Water Main Break

The break in the nearly century-old pipe came as Los Angeles is dealing with a…

State Water Use Totals Don't Add Up

State Water Use Totals Don t Add Up

An Associated Press review of state Water Resources Control Board records found old…

Solvang Enters Stage II Drought: Tightens Water Regulation With Fines

Solvang Stage 2 drought possibility

The city of Solvang will add penalty fees to those who use excessive amounts of…

Santa Barbara's Desal Facility Needs More Funding

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State and federal regulators are requiring more information before the approval of…

Solvang Tightens Water Rules

Solvang is taking more steps to deal with the prolonged drought that’s already…

Hydrant Sheared Off in Drought Dry Santa Barbara

Vehicle vs Hydrant

Drought dry Santa Barbara saw quite a gusher of water go down the drain this morning…

Supervisor Salud Carbajal Returns from Climate Task Force Meeting in Washington D.C.

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal has just returned from Washington D.C…

Sinkhole Leads To Flooding Inside Historic Playhouse

Sinkhole Leads To Flooding Inside Historic Playhouse

A water main break caused a sinkhole that damaged Ojai Avenue and the historic Ojai…

No More Fines for Brown Lawns in California

If you're neglecting your front lawn during the drought, there's no need to worry…

SLO Saves Drought Stricken Avocados

Forty  volunteers with glean SLO came out to  harvest  avocado at a drought sticken…

Drought Slideshows

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…

Slideshow: Santa Barbara Taps Into Wells To Help Drought

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

Drought Videos

Rebate Check Issued for Changing Landscaping

Rebate Check Issued for Changing Landscaping

The incentive program through WaterWiseSB.org offers $1000 for residential rebates…

El Cap Showers Shut Off

california_state_parks_logo

Due to the severe drought conditions the State is experiencing, showers at El…

State Water Use Totals Don't Add Up

State Water Use Totals Don t Add Up

An Associated Press review of state Water Resources Control Board records found old…

Desal Facility Needs More Funding

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The City of Santa Barbara's proposed desalination facility needs more money.

Solvang Drought

SOLVANG CITY OFFICIALS ARE TAKING MORE STEPS TO DEAL WITH THE DROUGHT.

Supervisor Carbajal Meets President Obama

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal has just returned from Washington D.C…

Local Weather Forecasts

Thursday Morning Forecast

Thursday Morning Forecast

Patchy morning fog and clouds along the Central Coast, but sunshine is expected this afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly warmer as more sun hangs around through the evening…

Wednesday Morning Forecast

Wednesday Morning Forecast

More clouds expected this afternoon up and down the coast with breezy winds throughout the day.

 
There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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