San Diego County / Southern California

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

6 Months In, Encinitas Water Districts Miss Conservation Goals

The two water districts that serve Encinitas both fell short of their conservation mandates in November, and cumulative savings are below their goals.   Residents in the San Dieguito Water District cut back 9.2 percent in November, bringing the district’s cumulative reduction over six months to 20.6 percent, according to a recently released report from […]

More Rain Expected Across County until Friday5

The most intense phases of this week’s series of storms have passed through San Diego County, but the region is still expected to receive more rain.   The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for precipitation to continue through midnight Friday. There should be scattered showers, plus another round or two of widespread, continuous […]

November marked the second month in a row that Californians failed to meet the governor’s emergency water conservation order amid a historic drought.   Regulators announced Tuesday that residents used an average of 20.3 percent less water in November when compared with the same month in 2013, the baseline year for Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate. […]

‘A Brash El Niño’: Storm Season Begins With Record Rainfall and Mudslide Fears

The first major El Niño storm of the season arrived at this small Ventura County beach town Tuesday morning, and it didn’t take long for that potent combination of fire and rain to cause problems.   An intense downpour hammered a stretch of Highway 101 where a brush fire had swept through on Christmas weekend. […]