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San Diego regional water news roundup

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 8, 2010

Calexico water supply in danger after quake / 10News : “San Diego and Imperial counties are several weeks from temperatures soaring into triple digits, and residents are worried that a tank used to treat water for Calexico has been made completely inoperable by the quake.”

State and federal aid sought for Calexico’s two water plant facilities / Imperial Valley Press : “A preliminary damage estimate made Tuesday of the water plant on Pierce Avenue amounted to about $11 million, but a revised estimate on Wednesday put the figure at $15 to $17 million.”

Water tower fears cause evacuation / Imperial Valley Press : ““During the earthquake, bolts that secure it to the ground were sheered, so there’s a danger of any further movement causing it to collapse,” said El Centro police Sgt. Jerrold Novak.”

Quake helps local researchers’ water project / 10News : “Amid all the destruction of the earthquake that struck Mexico and Southern California, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey said it may have helped them locate a reliable source of water beneath San Diego.”

Lake Mead near Hoover Dam 2008 photo credit: University of California

San Diego treatment plant goes solar / San Diego 6 : “A 945-kilowatt solar system that was switched on Tuesday will provide enough energy to run the pumps at the Otay Mesa water treatment plant during the day.”

Sewage In TJ estuary prompts pollution warning / 10News : “An influx of sewage from the Tijuana Estuary prompted an ocean contamination warning stretching from the U.S.-Mexico border to the northern limits of Imperial Beach Monday.” (see also this related item from Surfrider Foundation)

And, on the not-too-distant horizon:

For Mead, time’s up / jfleck at inkstain : “… come June, Lake Mead could unequivocally drop to its lowest levels since the it was first filled in the 1930s.”


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