SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Even though there is rain in the forecast, is it enough to ease California's drought problem? California officials are debating making once temporary water restrictions, permanent
Some of the the restrictions include not watering outside for 48-hours after it rains and not using a hose to wash sidewalks.
Offenders could be fined up to $500 per violation.
The State Water Resources Control Board delayed a Tuesday vote on the restrictions so there would be more time for public comment.
This comes a week after U.S. Drought Monitors declared nearly half the state is now back in a drought.
As of now there are a few permanent water use restrictions in San Diego to promote conservation:
Last year’s unprecedented rainfall has left most reservoirs slightly above their average capacity for this time of year, but water officials said the lack of snow this winter prevents reservoirs from replenishing as this season continues.
A vote on the restrictions is now expected by April 17.
San Diego residents are encouraged to report water waste by calling the water waste hotline and leaving a voicemail at (619) 533-5271 (select option 2) with the address and description of the violation; emailing waterwaste@sandiego.Gov; or submitting complaints via the Waste No Water app. You can submit photos or videos of violations.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.