Drought Stories

It's Official: State Chips In Funding For Cachuma Lake's Emergency Pumping Project

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblyman Das Williams announced they've…

Thieves Tamper with Fire Hydrants in Nipomo

Missing Hydrant Caps

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In recent weeks thieves have tampered with and removed caps from Nipomo Community…

Emergency Water Supply in Cambria is Now Running

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The Cambria Community Services District’s Emergency Water Supply (EWS) facility…

Santa Barbara Water Rates Going Up

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The cost of the drought will soon show up on water bills in Santa Barbara.  Rate…

'Sneaker' Storm May Help in a Backhanded Way

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

Cold Front Blankets Cuyama Valley in Snow

The snow storm hit the Cuyama Valley fast and hard Tuesday afternoon.

Rain Brings Smiles and Hope to Arroyo Grande Ranchers

Rain Brings Smiles and Hope to Arroyo Grande Ranchers

In Arroyo Grande, Stuart Bartleson hasn’t had to irrigate in 10 days and says there…

Santa Barbara City Council Considers More Water Restrictions

The Santa Barbara City Council is taking it slow when it comes to adding water…

Drought Continues Despite Recent Rain

The California Department of Water Resources says reservoir levels at important…

Storm Preparations Active with More Rain on the Way

LOCAL RAIN REACTIONS PKG

Crews have been busy clearing drains, creeks, gutters, and beaches from debris that…

Late Season Storms Raise Lake Levels Trace Amounts

A series of late season fall storms is building a watery foundation for our dry…

Strawberries Weather Storm

Oxnard is known for strawberry fields forever, but in recent years they have been…

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 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…

Drought Continues Despite Recent Rain

Drought Continues Despite Recent Rain

Reservoirs still well below 50% capacity

Late Season Storms Raise Lake Levels Trace Amounts

High rain totals are crucial over next two months.

Strawberries Weather Storm

Ag commission: Rain benefits crop in a number of ways

 
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