rainy season

WAS IT A “MIRACLE MARCH” FOR RAINS? NO, SAYS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 28, 2018 (San Diego) –  Did the recent rains produce a “miracle March” to ease drought conditions?  No, says Alex Tardy, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego.  The good news is that the March rains did bring our region up to 37 percent of normal, better than the parched conditions earlier in the winter season.  But the forecast through mid-April predicts warmer and dryer conditions than on average – and already, much of Southern California is listed a D-1 or D-2, that’s moderate to severe drought levels.

DISCOUNTED RAIN BARRELS NOW AVAILABLE

 

East County News Service

November 11, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Save water this winter by installing a rain barrel – and save money by taking advantage of discounts and rebates that reduce the final cost of each rain barrel to $15 before tax.

The San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies have partnered with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to offer 50-gallon rain barrels for $90 each. The rain barrels can be purchased through the Solana Center and are normally $149.