San Diego County / Southern California

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in the San Diego County region and Southern California.

Third Storm to Hit San Diego on Wednesday

If the weather so far this week is any indicator of what El Niño can bring to San Diego County and the rest of California, then people should be ready for a prolonged mix of relief and misery.   Relief because the extra rainfall and snow would go a long way toward ending the state’s […]

California Misses Mark for Saving Water 2 Months Running

Residents of drought-weary California in November fell short of hitting a 25 percent water conservation mandate for a second month running, state officials say.   The monthly tally comes as a series of much-anticipated El Nino storms line up, expecting to drench the state for several days and boost the snowpack. Felicia Marcus, chair of […]

A Steady Conveyor Belt of El Niño Storms Is What Has Officials Concerned

To understand the power and potential dangers of El Niño, look at satellite images of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday.   At least four storms were brewing — the farthest still getting going in Asia — and all aimed at California.   It’s this pattern, a series of back-to-back-to-back storms seemingly arriving on a conveyor […]

El Niño Hits California: These Maps Tell the Story of Heavy Rains

California is about to be hit by the first El Niño storm of the year. It’s the beginning of what could be a week of rain in the drought-battered state.   In Southern California, the heaviest storm is expected Tuesday, when up to two inches of rain is forecast to drop on the coast and […]