Drought Stories

Cachuma Lake Water Release Ending Early

Cachuma Lake water release is ending next week

The water release for downstream users from Cachuma Lake to the lower Santa Ynez…

SLO County Chimney Fire Slows, Evacuation Orders Lifting

More than 43,000 acres have burned with containment at 41% Thursday night.

More Homes Lost to Chimney Fire in SLO County

48 homes, 20 buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

Rey Fire Crews Depends on Incident Meteorologist's Forecast

Dozer crews built lines on East Camino Cielo to box the Rey Fire in.

Rey Fire Plan Protects Portions of the Backcountry Watershed

Rey Fire Concerns Focus on Water Resources

The  Rey fire has grown to 31,255 acres but it is also now at 35% containment with…

Chimney Fire in SLO County Slows Rapid Growth

Favorable conditions keeps spread to less than a thousand acres Tuesday.

Mutual Aid Brings Relief to Rey Fire Crews

National Incident Management Team One will take command of Rey Fire operations.

SLO County Chimney Fire Burns 33,000 Acres

Fire 35% contained, 52 homes, buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

Chimney Fire in SLO County Grows to More Than 11,000 Acres

Containment at less than 35% as of Thursday night.

Two More Homes Lost to Chimney Fire in SLO County

32 homes destroyed, 8,000 acres burned, 25% contained as of Wednesday night.

Chimney Fire in SLO County Destroys 30 Homes

6,900 acres burned, 20% contained as of Tuesday night

Chimney Fire Near Paso Robles Growing

Chimney Fire Near Paso Robles Growing

More than 5,000 acres and 10% containment as of Monday night.

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

Weedwackers and similar power tools can spark fires

Weedwackers and similar power tools can spark fires

landscapers, firefighters and garden experts offer power tool advice to prevent…

water order lifted by state, but conservation still needed

water order lifted by state but conservation still needed

state water board lifts restrictions in favor of local control

Spirit of Services awards honored people and organizations

Spirit of Services awards honored people and organizations

santa barbara bowl and teacher among those honored by looking good santa barbara

Desalination purchase not a done deal yet

Desalination purchase not a done deal yet

Santa Barbara will get water before Montecito Water District deal is done

Bees distrupt tree removal on lower State St.

Bees distrupt tree removal on lower State St

Rotten palm tree full of honey bees

Earth Day event at Plaza Park in Oxnard

Earth Day event at Plaza Park in Oxnard

Earth Day event welcomes rain with enthusiasm

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

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