Running Dry

Running Dry

Coverage of California's historic dry spell, one of the most severe droughts on record

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 03:16 PM PDT

Lawn Watering Restrictions on the Table

Lawn Watering Restrictions on the Table

A city panel called Tuesday for outdoor watering to be restricted to two days per week if Los Angeles fails to meet monthly goals for slashing water use amid the statewide drought.

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 10:02 AM PDT

State Parks and Beaches to Turn Off Rinse Showers

State Parks and Beaches to Turn Off Rinse Showers

Starting July 15, the rinse stations at state parks and beaches statewide will be turned off in an effort to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent water use reduction mandate.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 08:31 PM PDT

Funding for Lawn Replacement Program Runs Dry

Funding for Lawn Replacement Program Runs Dry

A popular water-saving rebate program that subsidized the cost of replacing lawns with more drought-friendly plants has run out of funding, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 05:57 PM PDT

El Niño FAQ

El Niño FAQ

What is El Niño and what does it mean for Southern California? Click here to find out.

Monday, Jul 6, 2015 at 08:17 AM PDT

Saving Water Comes at a Cost for Some Californians

Saving Water Comes at a Cost for Some Californians

Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they're losing money as their customers conserve in response to California's four-year dry spell

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 08:00 PM PDT

'Take A Turn' Saving California's Precious Water

'Take A Turn' Saving California's Precious Water

As California sits stuck in the fourth year of a grappling drought, the Metropolitan Water District is rolling out a new media campaign urging people to save every precious drop.

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Drought Impacts Map: Use this interactive map to see how the drought has affected agriculture, energy, plants and wildlife, water supply, industry and fire hazard.

 

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