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Grover Beach declares Stage 3 drought

The Grover Beach City Council declared a Stage 3 drought Monday evening. The drought declaration will impose numerous water restrictions on residents and businesses in the city. Residents may no longer wash cars, boats, sidewalks or driveways unless they use... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara turning to desal to curb drought

The city of Santa Barbara is preparing to open its untapped desalination plant in order to cope with the ongoing drought. [KEYT] Santa Barbara constructed the plant in 1991 following a five-year drought, but the city only used it in... (Continue reading)

Drought spans all of California for first time in 15 years

The entire state of California has entered a drought for the first time in 15 years, according to a report released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). [LA Times] The NCDC rates drought conditions on five levels of severity.... (Continue reading)

Californians divided on water shortage solutions

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters. However, residents are deeply divided on how to solve the dilemma. [MercuryNews] The deepest... (Continue reading)

California logs hottest winter ever

California has just completed the hottest winter in the state’s history. [Mercury News] The average temperature statewide for December, January and February was 48.0 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The previous high for those months... (Continue reading)

Supervisors declare drought emergency in SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared a county drought emergency Tuesday. San Luis Obipso became the 17th county in the state to declare a drought emergency. The declaration allows the county to easier shift its use of... (Continue reading)

Central Coast leads in water conservation

People living on California’s Central Coast use less water per-capita than any other Californians, according to a California drought database. [MercuryNews] Californian water consumption varies dramatically from region to region. On the Central Coast, residents use 143 gallons a day... (Continue reading)

First big 2014 rain soaks SLO County

Rainfall finally arrived in San Luis Obispo County on Sunday, but not nearly enough to compensate for three years of drought. Santa Margarita was one of the wettest spots with 1.1 inches of rain. Shandon received the lowest rainfall with... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD considering water rationing

The Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors is considering declaring a drought emergency that will restrict the amount of water residents and businesses can use and impose hefty penalties on those exceeding the limits. [Tribune] At a board meeting... (Continue reading)

Drought threatens Central Coast coho salmon

The lack of rain could lead to the extinction of coho salmon in the waters off the Central Coast of California. [SFGate] Following heavy winter rains, coho salmon swim up the rivers and creeks to spawn. However, many of the... (Continue reading)



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