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San Diego regional water news roundup May 28-Jun 3, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 3, 2010



Water politics fuel election / Watchdog Institute“Imperial Valley’s irrigation district … is the largest irrigation district in the nation, and it receives the biggest portion of the Colorado River that is divided among California, Nevada and Arizona. On June 8, a majority of the district’s five-member board is up for election. That means as many as three new members will join a board that will steer litigation and negotiations over water transfers to the San Diego, Los Angeles and Coachella Valley regions.”


Outsider role seems to suit environmental attorney / SignOnSanDiego “For the past decade, Gonzalez has been involved with most of the high-profile issues on the county’s coastline, including a desalination plant in Carlsbad, sediment cleanup in San Diego Bay, sewage treatment permits and seaside hotel proposals.”


Is the drought over? Not at Lake Henshaw / Vista Irrigation District “Rainfall totals at Lake Henshaw, which is located 60 miles northeast of San Diego at the foot of Palomar Mountain, measured 33 inches or 123% of normal as of April 30. Unfortunately, the lingering effects of consecutive dry years have yielded minimal rainfall runoff, the lake’s primary water source. As a result, the lake level peaked in early May at just over 29% of its capacity.”


Poway’s sewer sludge fund / Poway Blog“Poway has collected way more money than it needs in sewer fees and not all of that money even goes to pay for sewer-related expenses.”


One Response to “San Diego regional water news roundup May 28-Jun 3, 2010”

  1. […] For complete water coverage of California, go to Aquafornia, the newsfeed of the Water Education Foundation, and UC Berkeley’s On Water. For San Diego water news, try Groksurf’s San Diego. […]

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