Drought Stories

Stay Green and Save Money During Labor Day Weekend

Get creative this LDW by staying green and saving energy. Santa Barbara County’s…

Small Brush Fire Ignites In Oceano Dunes

A small vegetation fire at Oceano Beach Dunes had authorities making a speedy…

Santa Margarita Community Gets Cuesta Fire Briefing

Keith Carls photo

Residents express appreciation and relief for ongoing firefighting effort.

State Providing Emergency Food Relief Amid Drought

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County says 24,000 pounds given out so far this year.

California Calling For Tougher Shower Head Rules Amidst Drought

California's Energy Commission is calling for tougher shower head rules citing…

Water Woes Watched During Fiesta

Water conservation part of Fiesta planning

The largest televised equestrian parade around didn't waste water.

Santa Barbara City Council Denies Appeal Paving Way For Pool

Pool gets green light after controversial appeal

City council votes to deny appeal that would have prevented pool from being built…

Wildfire Danger Keeping Resources Ready

Air assets on standby amid extreme fire danger.

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead Trout

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead T

Cachuma Lake hit its high water mark in July, 2011. Lake officials expect water…

Taking A Look At Water Usage In Apartment Buildings

With water included in rent for many apartment residents, what is being done to…

Water Not Included For Many Renters

When Jenny Buenrostro moved out of her in-law's Buelton home and into Alisal Oaks…

City offers rebates for drought friendly landscaping

Residents Turn to Synthetic Grass

Brown really is the new gold in Ventura!  The city is now offering residents money…

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

Recreation areas show signs of record drought

Recreation areas show signs of record drought

Golfer say drought impacts course but that doesn't stop them from playing

search and rescue crews find missing hiker

search and rescue crews find missing hiker

two rescues in as many days near Ojai

Water conservation part of Fiesta planning

Water conservation part of Fiesta planning

Water conserved during equestrian parade and more

Pool gets green light after controversial appeal

Pool gets green light after controversial appeal

Homeowners battle it out over new pool. Council denies appeal

Desalination plant gets final approval by unanimous vote

Desalination plant gets final approval by unanimous vote

santa barbara's old desalination facility will be restarted to insure future against…

Pool builders defending business from conservation critics

Pool builders defending business from conservation critics

pool owners say they save money with less lawn to water

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

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