Drought Stories

Water Main Break Closes Part of State Street

John Palminteri photo

Water gushed out of the asphalt in the 2300 block of state street about 11 a.m. due…

Tree Guild of Arroyo Grande Plants New Foliage Around Town

A non-profit organization in Arroyo Grande is helping to dig up the old and plant…

Special Report: Cachuma Lake Down, But Not Out

Cachuma Lake is down but not out

Cachuma Lake has been a distressing site for the past five years because it’s as low…

City Council Gets Update on Status of Desal Plant and Montecito Water District Deal

Desalination purchase not a done deal yet

A desalination agreement between Santa Barbara and the Montecito Water District is…

Palm Tree Removal Disrupted By Honey Bees

Bees distrupt tree removal on lower State St

Bees made themselves at home in woodpecker holes high above a rotten Canary Palm…

Chippers are Grinding Brush Piles in Full Force Prior to Upcoming Fire Season

John Palminteri photo

Crews are in the high risk areas of the Santa Barbara foothills clearing and…

Tougher Santa Barbara Drought Restrictions Could Increase Soon

After a dismal winter in Santa Barbara, and the ongoing exceptional drought impacts,…

New Cachuma Lake Pilings Go in for Water Line

Barge in Cachuma Lake to install pipeline pilings

A special barge is on Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County to install pilings for a…

Santa Maria on Right Track to Conserve More Water During Drought

Water Harvesting Class Available in Santa Barbara

The numbers are in. Overall, for the month of March, the city of Santa Maria met…

Carpinteria Explores Recycled Water as Potential Water Supply

Carpinteria Explores Recycled Water as Potential Water Suppl

A study will be done to find out if recycled water can become a potential water…

More Pipes Stretching Out into Cachuma Lake to Reach Remaining Water Supply

John Palminteri photo

Efforts to reach the remaining drinking water in Cachuma Lake in the coming months…

Lake Cachuma Hosted 21st Annual Fish Derby

21st Annual Fish Derby

Newschannel 3 Producer Jeff Goodvin caught a fish-eye view of the popular…

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

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

water concervation efforts miss mark in state

water concervation efforts miss mark in state

Local district say they are doing better but more needs to be done as drought…

water conservation efforts not good enough statewide

water conservation efforts not good enough statewide

Local district fare better but say rain is badly needed along with conservation to…

Overnight storm left its mark

Overnight storm left its mark

Damage could be seen from harbor to hillside

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

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