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San Diego regional water news roundup July 2-5, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 6, 2010


Check it out: San Diego River Pedestrian and Bike Path / SignOnSanDiego“The section in Mission Valley consists of a tree- and brush-laden path that passes by or near several trolley stations. On the river’s north side, 1.6 miles of trail goes from state Route 163 to Interstate 805. On the river’s south side, there is a 1.4-mile trail from Qualcomm Way to Avenida del Rio.”

The false promise of Hoover Dam / LA Times“The nearly decade-long drought in the Colorado River Basin, which has lowered Lake Mead by about 120 feet from its high-water mark, reminds us that the promises made for Hoover Dam were always unrealistic…There isn’t enough water in the Colorado to serve all the demands we place on the river, and there never was.”

Group Plans To Test Water After July 4 Fireworks /“Environmentalists said they’re going to be testing the water quality following the July 4 fireworks shows, and the result of that testing may lead to changes in the permitting process.”

San Luis Rey River testing resumes / North County Times“The search is back on for the source of pollution in the San Luis Rey River. The river — which starts at Palomar Mountain and stretches west to Oceanside — has long shown elevated levels of bacteria such as fecal coliform and E. coli…”

Water Everywhere, and Not a Single Drop to Drink / San Diego Business Journal“The continuing saga of cures for our ever-present water shortages in the region has taken another confusing step.”

San Diego County tribe says proposed landfill would be too close to sacred site / LA Times“On its way to the ocean, the San Luis Rey River runs through a hilly, brushy parcel of land known as Gregory Canyon…The Pala band of Mission Indians is fighting in Takwic’s name against a proposal to open an enormous landfill in the canyon.”


See also this Union-Tribune story: In rare move, local agencies criticize water authority. (sorry, it came out too late to have been included with last week’s news roundup noting the SDCWA water pricing controversy)


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