Drought Stories

SB Sups Review Chumash Casino Expansion

The expansion project includes a proposed 12-story, 215 room hotel tower that was…

Tree Survival During A Drought

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Warm days, blue sky and still no rain. Month after month of hot, dry days has many…

Ants Marching Relentlessly in Search of Water During Drought

Ant Infestation

The ants are marching this summer, in search of water with the drought parched dirt…

Water Use May Change Your Buying Habits for Fruits and Vegetables

Crop Water Usage

Juicy fruits and fresh crisp vegetables are perfect foods for your body,  but they…

Flushless Urinal Saving Water At Local Restaurant

A waterless urinal at Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach is saving the restaurant tens of…

County Arborist To Assess Drought-Stricken Trees At Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake Oak Tree Drought Concerns

Rangers at Cachuma Lake are dealing with a new drought concern in the middle of…

Solvang Plans to Build New Wells to Help Local Water Supply

The city of Solvang is working on a new well project, which could increase water…

Drought Causes Early Wine Harvest Season

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery workers snipped, dropped and carried thousands of…

Fairway Improvements at Local Golf Course Saving Water

Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles recently changed to a Bermuda hybrid turf in…

Water Waster Hotline and Website Flowing With Tips in Santa Barbara

A hotline number and a website to report water wasters in Santa Barbara has been a…

Christmas Trees Not Growing Because Of Drought

Solvang Christmas Tree Burn

Fred Frank is getting ready for the holiday rush.

The Drought Comes to El Capitan State Beach

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Showers turned off due to lack of water

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

Solvang Plans to Build New Wells

The city of Solvang is working on a new well project, which could increase water…

Early Wine Harvest

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Winemakers on the Central Coast started harvesting two weeks early because of…

Local Golf Course Saving Water

Hunter Ranch Golf Course recently made major renovations to its fairways that will…

Water Wasters Update

A hotline number and a website to report water wasters in Santa Barbara has been a…

Christmas Trees Not Growing Because Of Drought

Solvang Christmas Tree Burn

Hidden Springs Tree Farm is a 10-acre forest full of pine trees. Each year, during…

The Drought Comes to El Capitan State Beach

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The drought is having a big impact on visitors at El Capitan State Beach.

Local Weather Forecasts

Sunday Evening Forecast

Sunday Evening Forecast

Breezy and at times, gusty north winds will be possible for portions of Santa Barbara County. A Wind Advisory will remain in effect through early Labor Day. Fog is expected to…

Saturday Evening Forecast

Saturday Evening Forecast

Breezy and at times gusty north winds will be a concern for portions of Santa Barbara County in to early Sunday. Temperatures for Sunday and Labor Day look very nice with highs…

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

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