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San Diego regional water news roundup Nov. 16-18, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on November 19, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

Money trickling down to Chollas Creek group / SignOnSanDiego : “A nonprofit working to encourage residents near Chollas Creek to help restore the watershed has received a much-needed shot in the arm.”

Chula Vista-based water agency formally OKs desalination project / SignOnSanDiego : “Sweetwater Authority’s governing board has formally approved plans to expand the water agency’s desalination facility in Chula Vista…”

Treat recycled water to drinking standards already! / Know Your H2O : “Not only would it go a long way to solving our water needs, but sending less polluted water out to the ocean would mean cleaner beaches. Watch our film to learn more.”

Photo gallery: water smart gardening festival alive with color / Mount Helix Patch : “[The Water Conservation Garden] is a unique partnership between water agencies, the city of San Diego and Cuyamaca College, each of which is concerned with preserving our water resources in the region while serving the water needs of the people.”

Water district receives clean audit / Ramona Sentinel : “An independent certified public accounting firm, conducting the annual audit of the Ramona Municipal Water District, issued a “clean” opinion, according to RMWD Chief Financial Officer David Barnum.”

Ramona Municipal Water District responds to critics / Ramona Sentinel : “Ramona Municipal Water District General Manager Ralph McIntosh, with input from staff and legal counsel, has responded to allegations aired on KUSI television’s Turko Files, Nov. 8 and 9, about sewer connection fees for a proposed yogurt shop.”

Chasing Waterfalls In San Diego / : “San Diego is a semi-arid region, so finding flowing water requires more time than in other parts of the country. But feeling the cooling mist of a cascade, and swimming in the base of a falls makes the effort worthwhile. Here’s where you can chase waterfalls:”

Strengthening La Niña means warmer, drier Inland winter / The Press-Enterprise : “A panel of experts prepped water leaders throughout the state on just what to expect in the coming year and how to plan deliveries accordingly. The annual Winter Outlook Workshop in San Diego was sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources.”

Interagency consortium aims to raise All-American Canal awareness / Imperial Valley Press : “To raise public awareness about the dangers of swimming and crossing through the All-American Canal, five federal, state and local agencies launched the Canal Safety Awareness Consortium on Wednesday. “This is an enhanced and more coordinated effort with federal agencies to expand the campaign,” Dennis Cushman, San Diego County Water Authority assistant general manager, said. “We want to prevent people from going into the canal in the first place.”

Viejas, Padre Water and Native Heritage Commission agree to further cultural assessment at sacred site / East County Magazine : “The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and Padre Dam Municipal Water District today announced an agreement to conduct further tribal cultural resource investigations at a proposed development site which has been declared a sanctified Native American burial ground and ceremonial site.”

All-American Canal: Source of life has taken it, too / Imperial Valley Press : “Though the canal was created to be a source of life, it has often taken the lives of U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants trying to cross the border.”

Update: The La Playa sand problem / Voice of San Diego : “After we reported yesterday on the safety barrier that disappeared around a patch of ground that turns to a quicksand-like phenomenon during rainfalls in La Playa, the Unified Port of San Diego responded quickly.”


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