Drought Stories

Nipomo Announces Changes To Water Disinfectant

The Nipomo Community Services District announces it will change the way water is…

Free Workshops To Help DIY Landscapers

waterwise workshops for free

Waterwise workshops are being held in Lompoc, Santa Maria, Solvang and Santa Barbara.

Goats Work To Clear Hillsides of Dry Brush

Efficient Eaters Work To Clear Hillsides of Dry Brush

This time of year, local fire agencies are encouraging you to clear all dry brush…

Ventura County Firefighters Demonstrate How to Prepare for Wildfires

Ventura County Firefighters Demonstrate How to Prepare for W

On Wednesday the Ventura County Fire Department demonstrated the tools it will be…

How To Replace Your Lawn With Mulch

Goleta Water District

The Goleta Water District gives a demonstration in replacing residence lawns with…

Graywater Systems Grow in Popularity During Drought

Graywater Systems Grow in Popularity During Drought

If you are trying to save as much water as possible, you might want to consider…

Water Main Replacements Taking Place In Santa Barbara

SB CITY WATER PIPES

The city of Santa Barbara is hard at work replacing water mains that are nearly 70…

Safety Restrictions in Los Padres National Forest

Drought creates extreme fire danger in backcountry.

Pools Spared By Drought Restrictions

Swimming pools spared from new drought restrictions

The Santa Barbara City Council voted to declare a stage 3 drought emergency, but…

Fountains Flourish with Drought Tolerant Plants

DROUGHT FOUNTAINS

Some of the more beautiful fountains in the area are dry because of tight drought…

Report Shows Water Use For Local Residents Per Day

Report Shows Water Use For Local Residents Per Day

A new report lays out how much water Californians are using a day.

Los Alamos Center-Divider Erupts Into Flames

Authorities responded to a small center-divider fire in the Los Alamos area just…

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

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

Santa Barbara Prepares For Stage Three Drought Restrictions

Santa Barbara Prepares For Stage Three Drought Restrictions

water woes continue as weather brings heat , not rain

State Water Usage in Decline

The State Water Board says California just met Gov. Jerry Brown's challenge to cut…

Desalination Plant Permit Approved

permit dating back to 1991 to operate Santa Barbara's desalination plant was…

 
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