drought

Carlsbad water supply in good shape despite drought

CARLSBAD — With little rain this winter and nearby lakes dropping below capacity, the signs of California’s drought are easy enough to observe locally. After two consecutive dry years and a third underway, concerns about mandatory water supplies and cutbacks have swelled.

Encinitas water district moves to Level 1 drought status

Encinitas water district moves to Level 1 drought status

ENCINITAS — The drought gripping California led the SDWD (San Dieguito Water District) board to declare a Level 1 drought response at Wednesday night’s meeting.

California Focus: If water rationing comes to the state, do it right

Despite heavy mid-February rains that briefly drenched Northern California and the respectable ensuing snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California drought remains.

Rain dance raises awareness

Rain dance raises awareness

In Oceanside on Saturday, Gil “Bluefeather” Fernandez and several Native Americans gathered to perform a rain dance and raise awareness of the drought situation that the state is currently facing.

Water districts closely watching drought conditions

Water districts closely watching drought conditions

ENCINITAS — Local water districts are closely monitoring a nasty drought to see if water-use restrictions are necessary. For now, it appears they will have adequate supply to draw from.

Dancing for rain

Dancing for rain

Native American tradition will call on universe to take notice

Cal Fire bolsters staff to handle fire danger from area drought

Cal Fire bolsters staff to handle fire danger from area drought

REGION — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is maintaining a greater number of on duty firefighters statewide, including in San Diego County, to handle the unusually high fire danger accompanying the state’s drought conditions this winter.

Kirk Effinger: The growth and water conundrum

Webster’s Dictionary defines a conundrum as “a confusing and difficult problem or question.” In this era of prolonged drought it is an apt word to describe our collective approach to water policy and, on a broader scale, growth.

SDCWA lawsuit against biggest supplier heard in court

REGION — Only closing briefs and a final hearing remain before a decision is made on SDCWA’s (San Diego County Water Authority) lawsuit against its primary water supplier, MWD (Metropolitan Water District).

Garden friendly plant fairs  looking to change the landscape

Garden friendly plant fairs looking to change the landscape

OCEANSIDE — San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), city water districts and Home Depot are teaming up to hold Garden Friendly Plant Fairs across the county in an effort to help people recognize and choose low water-use plants and ground coverings for their yards.