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San Diego regional water news roundup June 3-9, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 9, 2010



Coastkeeper forum focuses on trash in ocean / Del Mar Times“More than 100 people came together at the Encinitas Library Community Room on June 2 for San Diego Coastkeeper’s Signs of the Tide, to talk about and learn about trash in the ocean.”


Water district OKs 12% rate hikes / Ramona Sentinel “Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) Board … passed the 2010-11 budget with rate increases of 12 percent for water, 12 percent for Santa Maria sewer and 10 percent for San Vicente sewer.”


SAN MARCOS: Opponents slam Gregory Canyon dump proposal / North County Times“Opponents of the Gregory Canyon dump proposed near the Pala Indian Reservation told officials Thursday evening that the dump would cause catastrophic environmental damage and endanger thousands of people’s drinking water.”


Judge halts construction on Indian burial grounds / San Diego 6“A judge Monday granted a temporary restraining order stopping the Padre Dam Municipal Water District from doing further construction on a planned reservoir and pumping station near Lake Jennings Park Road and Old Highway 80 on a recently unearthed Indian burial site. “


Water conservation needed in Imperial Valley, officials say / Imperial Valley Press“Three major cities in the Valley, Calexico, El Centro and Brawley, are dealing with the consumption of water at a time when the availability of the resource appears to be in question.”


Water board lacks quorum, can’t take action / SignOnSanDiego“The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board could not take action on Wednesday during a regular monthly meeting because it lacked a quorum. It was the second time since April that has happened to the panel overseeing water pollution in the greater San Diego area.”


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