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The San Diego region recorded its fourth consecutive month of significant water-use reductions since state mandates started in June, decreasing urban potable water use by 26 percent in September compared to September 2013.

Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California town imposed restrictions on Fallbrook Brewing Co., just as the tiny brewer doubled capacity to meet demand for its craft beers.

California State University San Marcos will host the second forum in the Free Forum Series "Fresh Perspectives on California's Water Future" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the campus' University Student Union Ballroom 2300.

Californians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking the third consecutive month that residents and businesses surpassed the 25 percent conservation goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown to deal with the relentless drought, officials said Thursday.

State and local officials joined together Tuesday morning with Sweetwater Authority to officially break ground on the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility expansion project.

The San Diego County Water Authority's board of directors approved a new agreement with U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to study seawater intake options for a potential desalination project on the base

The San Diego Daily Transcript Corp. is closing its doors, so all company equipment must be gone soon.

A plan to boost local water rates by as much as 7 percent per year through 2019 received a skeptical hearing from the San Diego City Council on Tuesday, with council members and a string of public speakers suggesting that the plan should do more to reward and encourage conservation.

Federal scientists are conducting a drought study in six western states in an attempt to gain insights that could help resource managers better allocate scarce water supplies during future droughts.

The San Diego County Water Authority announced on Thursday that it has initiated a bond sale expected to reduce the cost of financing water supply reliability projects through the next two decades.

Legislation sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority was signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown, prohibiting common interest developments, such as those governed by homeowners associations, from banning artificial turf.

Beginning Monday — and just a couple of months before Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project is scheduled to become operational — the International Desalination Association's 2015 World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse will take over parts of the San Diego Convention Center.

A final ruling came Friday in the litigation filed by the San Diego County Water Authority against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, awarding the Water Authority $188.3 million plus interest, for illegal water rates MWD charged from 2011 to 2014.

Through the first two months of enforcement under the state's emergency water conservation regulation, the city of San Diego is surpassing its assigned conservation standard by 10.7 percent.

The two elements of Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project are expected to soon converge to bring San Diego County up to 54 million new gallons of potable water per day.

A report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences suggests that the drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture.

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board says its cracking down on water wasters throughout the region to stem pollution generated by over-watering and the resulting runoff.

Urban potable water use in San Diego County fell by approximately 32 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2013, according to preliminary numbers released by the San Diego County Water Authority. That follows a decrease of 26 percent in June compared to June 2013 and a 30 percent decline in May.

A legal challenge to the San Diego County Water Authority’s 2014 master plan update, brought forward in early 2014 by San Diego Coastkeeper, has been rejected by San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack.

Californians continued to conserve water in June, reducing water use by 27.3 percent compared to June 2013, according to a Thursday report from the State Water Resources Control Board.