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Navigating El Niño

The El Niño expected for 2015-16 could be one of the strongest on record, delivering above average rain and snowfall to California. Experts say it could rival the El Niño events of 1982-83 and 1997-98. For tips on being prepared for the stormy weather, go to El Niño Ready San Diego.

California Drought Update: There's Good News, And Bad

California Drought Update: There's Good News, And Bad

July 4
By David Wagner

While the level of statewide drought has been improving, La Niña predictions suggest California could be in for even more dryness later this year.

El Niño Slightly Improved The Drought But Didn't Bust It

El Niño Slightly Improved The Drought But Didn't Bust It

April 11
By David Wagner

For the past few months, we've used the KPBS Drought Tracker to tell you how much rain and snow El Niño has been bringing to California. After a fairly average wet season, where does California's drought stand now?

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Some Water Sources Rebounding

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Some Water Sources Rebounding

March 25
By David Wagner

So ... has El Niño put a dent in the drought? Not exactly, according to the KPBS Drought Tracker. But some key water sources in the state have rebounded.

California's Recent Storms Are Boosting Water Supplies

California's Recent Storms Are Boosting Water Supplies

March 14
By Associated Press

Recent California storms are helping refill the state's reservoirs and the weather systems are putting snow up in the Sierra Nevada mountains

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Falling Short Of A Drought-Busting Year

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Falling Short Of A Drought-Busting Year

March 10
By David Wagner

California's seasonal rain and snow levels have grown over the past week — but not by much.

Dry Spell Slows Progress On California Drought

Dry Spell Slows Progress On California Drought

March 1
By Associated Press

Snowpack is stuck at 83 percent of normal in California after three weeks of unseasonably dry weather.

San Diego Shifts Sandbag Distribution For El Niño

San Diego Shifts Sandbag Distribution For El Niño

Feb. 25
By City News Service

San Diego shifts sandbag distribution from fire stations to recreation centers in case of more rains tied to El Niño.

San Diegans and Californians Conserved Less Water In January

San Diegans and Californians Conserved Less Water In January

Feb. 25
By City News Service

Once again, most of the water agencies in San Diego County missed their monthly conservation targets. Both San Diegans and other Californians saved less water in January.

Officials To Say How Well California Saving Water In Drought

Officials To Say How Well California Saving Water In Drought

Feb. 25
By Associated Press

State regulators on Thursday will provide their monthly update on how well Californians are conserving water during a historic drought.

'The Blob' Dissipates With Help From El Niño

'The Blob' Dissipates With Help From El Niño

Feb. 19
By Susan Murphy

El Niño’s strong winds and a series of winter storms helped cool and break down the 1,000-mile-wide mass of warm sea surface water.

Dry Winter Means Sparse Desert Bloom In Anza-Borrego

Dry Winter Means Sparse Desert Bloom In Anza-Borrego

Feb. 16
By Susan Murphy

If you're willing to do a some hiking, you'll find wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. But so far, this winter’s high temperatures and lack of rain are keeping most of the flowers at bay.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Warm Winter Stalls Snowpack Growth

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Warm Winter Stalls Snowpack Growth

Feb. 11
By David Wagner

The latest numbers from the KPBS Drought Tracker show statewide rain and snowfall not budging over the past week.

Study: California Drought Means Less Hydropower, More CO2 Pollution

Study: California Drought Means Less Hydropower, More CO2 Pollution

Feb. 10
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

A new report shows reduced hydroelectricity generation, due to the drought in California, has increased costs to electric ratepayers and increased greenhouse gas pollution.

Sea Lion Pup Rescued From The Marine Room Getting Better

Sea Lion Pup Rescued From The Marine Room Getting Better

Feb. 10
By KPBS News

The malnourished pup, found Thursday curled up on the seat of a dining booth in The Marine Room in La Jolla, has been named Marina.

San Diego Heat To Give Way To More El Niño-Driven Storms

San Diego Heat To Give Way To More El Niño-Driven Storms

Feb. 9
By Susan Murphy

Don't let this week's warm, sunny weather fool you. El Niño storms are expected to resume — maybe by the end of this month — and continue through April.

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