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.
Active Valor, the combat veteran non-profit organization in San Diego, will host its fifth Valor Adventures of the year in Bonsall on Sunday at Rawhide Ranch.
A 48-year-old woman was struck by a car and fatally injured Friday night near San Diego State University.
Mexico's national soccer team on Friday night won its game against Chile at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley.
A weak ridge of high pressure brought a break in the wet weather to San Diego under partly to mostly sunny skies on Friday. Onshore flow and a deepening marine layer will bring low clouds back into the forecast, west of the mountains, Friday night through Saturday morning.
In an effort to rally voters, Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday returned to San Diego for the first time since announcing another bid for the White House and held a rally at the Waterfront Park.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.
A convicted sex offender's potential release from a state hospital and subsequent placement in Jacumba Hot Springs drew a substantial crowd to a downtown San Diego courtroom on Friday, which included the inmate's victims and others opposing his placement in eastern San Diego County.