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San Diego regional water news roundup Jan 11-16, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 17, 2011

Slow news week…not much to report.

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

Residents argue against fluoridated water plan / 10News : “Dozens of people showed up at Tuesday morning’s San Diego City Council meeting to voice their concerns about fluoridated water.”

Escondido rejects water rate increase, for now / SignOnSanDiego : “The Escondido City Council rejected proposed adjustments for water and wastewater rates late Wednesday night, but voted to continue the issue at its next meeting in two weeks. The delay is likely to force a rate increase greater than 9 percent to cover the cost of imported water, according to a consultant hired by the city to conduct a rate study.”

Dying lake strains landmark Colorado River pact / AP via SFGate : “The evaporating Salton Sea is the flashpoint for the latest dispute in California’s water wars, testing an uneasy alliance of farmers and city dwellers that has sought to wean the Golden State from overreliance on Colorado River water.”

[Book review] Thirst for independence: the San Diego water story / Current Intelligence : “San Diego, California, located in the southwestern corner of the United States just north of the Mexican border, sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the desert, currently imports approximately 90 percent of its water. The book examines the development of San Diego County’s water supply, including the physical systems and the bureaucracies currently in place to convey water to this rapidly expanding community.”

 

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