Current News

This page will be updated weekly with recent news related to El Niño.

LA TimesEssential California: Will El Niño leave SoCal high and dry? – 3.19.2016

LA Times: California’s largest reservoir filling too fast thanks to El Niño – 3.25.16

LA Times: Average snowpack could prolong California water conservation – 3.31.16

Huffington Post: El Niño Brings Short-Term Relief to California’s Farmers – 3.21.2016

New York Times: El Niño Upsets Seasons and Upends Lives Worldwide – 3.19.2016

USA Today: El Niño falls short leaving California in a drought – 3.31.2016

Santa Barbara Independent: El Niño’s First Storm: Downpour Blasts Residents But Leaves Lake Cachuma Thirsty – 1.9.2016

Santa Barbara Independent:  UCSB Researchers Studying El Niño Sea Level Rise – 3.7.2016

Santa Barbara Independent: Dry March Brings More Water Torture – 3.24.16

EdHat: Tips for Reducing Water Pollution During Rainy Season – 2.17.2016

Noozhawk: Storm Moving East After Dousing Santa Barbara County – 3.11.2016

Noozhawk: Santa Barbara County Reservoirs Still Waiting on Impact from El Niño Winter Storms – 3.14.2016

KQED: March Miracle? El Niño Kicks Back in with Soaking Storms on the Way – 3.3.2016

KEYT: Coastal Erosion Continues to be a Winter Season Concern – 3.8.2016

KEYT: Warm Ocean Temperatures Stranding Sea Lions Along Our Coast – 3.15.2016

KEYT First Alert Weather Portal


The KEYT “First Alert” site features interactive radar and current news

Santa Barbara County’s Storm Information and Preparedness Center


The County’s site features updated information on local road closures, rainfall totals, weather forecasts, and reservoirs levels, as well as extensive information on how to prepare for storms, flood insurance, and other important reports.

NOAA’s El Nino Portal