GrokSurf's San Diego

Local observations on water, environment, technology, law & politics

San Diego regional water news roundup

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 26, 2010

Surfrider Foundation files suit against San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board over Carlsbad Desalination Plant / Know Your H20

America’s thirstiest cities / Forbes : San Diego ranks 2nd on Forbes’ list of America’s Thirstiest Cities

Sanders all wet on obligation to river park / SignOnSanDiego : “Sanders recently met with North County mayors and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, among others, to explain his decision to cut San Diego’s $254,000 annual contribution to the [San Dieguito] river park…The river park provides services that improve water quality at Lake Hodges, which the city owns.”

Landfill owner taking steps on expansion / SignOnSanDiego : “Landfill owner and operator Allied Waste Industries is seeking approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…to approve a permit to relocate sedimentation basins that catch storm-water runoff before it flows into nearby Little Sycamore Canyon Creek, which feeds into the San Diego River.”

Sewage spills into Mission Bay / SignOnSanDiego : “A 500-gallon sewage spill has contaminated the southwestern corner of Quivira Basin in Mission Bay.”

Water district names general manager / SignOnSanDiego : “Sweetwater Authority operations manager James Smyth has been promoted to general manager and will take over for Mark Rogers, who retires in October. At the same meeting, the board approved creating the position of assistant general manager, which replaces the operations manager position.”


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