Drought Stories

Drought And Disease Lead To Pine-Tree Burn

Pine trees have been suffering from an incurable fungus disease, generating…

Feds Deny Water to Central Valley Farmers

State Water customers get increase to 15 percent

Santa Maria Broken Fire Hydrant

Santa Maria Broken Fire Hydrant

Keith Carls photo

It is a sight that will make the parched, drought-weary south coast cringe. Just…

Public Safety Top Priority in Santa Maria

Keith Carls photo

Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino and City Manager Rick Haydon delivered the annual…

Drought Impacting Quality of Ventura's Drinking Water

Drought Impacting Quality of Ventura s Drinking Water

Some Ventura residents are receiving a letter this week letting them know that…

Santa Barbara Water Meetings Will Reveal Supply Options and New Costs

SB CITY WATER MEETING

Santa Barbara's drought dry crisis comes with a plan to keep water supplies flowing…

Low Water Levels Reveal Historic Site at Lake Casitas

Water levels at our local lakes are reaching a historic low.   At Lake Casitas, the…

Warm Winter Weather Not Helping Agriculture

Keith Carls photo

The talk among farmers, ranchers and growers is hope for a "March Miracle" of…

High Surf, Dangerous Conditions Follows Rainy Weekend

HIGH SURF IN THE CENTRAL COAST

Pounding waves are hitting the coastline for the third straight day, making it a…

Subterranean Sprinklers Not Saturating The Market, Yet

Eco-Mat Technology Rooted In Green-Roof Turf

The Eco-Mat system is a way to keep your grass green, year round, from the roots up…

Farmers, Creeks and Reservoirs Are All Ready for Rain

It may not be time to hit the drought dry panic button, but if one existed, fingers…

Santa Barbara City College Receives Water Hero Award

Source: City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College was honored by the City with the 2014 Water Hero award…

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

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…

Desalination Plan Going Through Strict Review as Santa Barbara Stresses Urgency

Santa Barbara says it's going to the ocean to get new water for the city, unless…

State Chips In Funding For Cachuma Lake's Emergency Pumping

It's hard not to boast about high 70s and beach weather in January.

SB WATER RATE HIKE

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EVEN IF WE GET MORE RAIN THAN NORMAL....THE DROUGHT IS FAR FROM OVER AND
WATER RATES…

'Sneaker' Storm May Help in a Backhanded Way

The weekend 'sneaker' storm that came in earlier and stayed longer than we expected…

 
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