Drought Stories

Increase in Water Tankers Raises Concern Over Misuse During the Drought

Big sprawling green lawns in the middle of an exceptional drought, along with the…

Water Solutions Sought at Two Santa Barbara County Public Meetings

Long term water solutions will be sought at two Santa Barbara County hearings next…

Desalination Decisions Pave Way To Restart Plant

Desal Facility Needs More Funding

Santa Barbara City Council spent another day debating whether to restart an old…

100-Foot-Tall Landmark Tree Cut Down

A landmark tree in Santa Barbara is being cut down after 115 years.

Wineries Start Harvesting Crops Affected by Drought

Harvest season has started for local vineyards, which means its time to see how the…

Ventura Declares Water Shortage Emergency

The City of Ventura is declaring a water shortage emergency.  The Ventura City…

Measure P - Tale of Two Campaign War Chests

Its one of the most talked about issues on the November ballot in Santa Barbara…

Water Supply Suggestions Sought in Santa Barbara County

Long range water supply issues may be resolved with a sweeping plan that includes…

Drought Sends Wildlife Further into Neighborhoods

Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin…

Black Bear Killed on San Marcos Pass

A California Black Bear was hit and killed by a vehicle on San Marcos Pass Tuesday…

Local Pumpkins Flourishing Despite Drought

Pumpkin Patch Drought

Pumpkin crops are doing well despite the drought which is good news for farmers as…

Drought Slideshows

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…

Slideshow: Santa Barbara Taps Into Wells To Help Drought

The City of Santa Barbara is once again starting to pump water from its wells.

Drought Videos

Montecito Water Trucks Concerns

CONCERNS ABOUT WATER TRUCKS IN CARPINTERIA AND MONTECITO MAKING BIG DELIVERIES HAVE…

Rebates Make Turf Lawns Grow in Popularity

TURF REBATE PKG

Up to $1,000 offered in rebate program. Some cities welcome turf; others don't allow…

Water Solutions Sought

Long term water solutions will be sought at two Santa Barbara County hearings next…

Desalination Decisions Pave Way To Restart Plant

Santa Barbara City Council spent another day debating whether to restart an old…

100-Foot Tall Landmark Tree Cut Down

100-Foot Tall Landmark Tree Cut Down

Wineries Start Harvesting Crops Affected by Drought

Harvest season has started for local vineyards, which means its time to see how the…

 
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