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San Diego regional water news roundup Apr 1-8, 2012

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 9, 2012

A selected roundup of news related to the San Diego regional water supply system. Click headlines for the full story at originating website.

City of San Diego’s Advanced Water Purification Facility Tour / San Diego Public Utilities Department : “[Powerpoint slides]”

Water Authority studies building its own pipeline to Imperial Valley / North County Times : “The San Diego County Water Authority is studying a drastic solution to the soaring cost of bringing in Imperial Valley water through the Metropolitan Water District: building its own pipeline to bypass Metropolitan.”

Carlsbad Desalination Project / San Diego County Water Authority : “The San Diego County Water Authority has begun direct negotiations on an agreement to purchase water from the Carlsbad Desalination Project from the project’s private developer, Poseidon Resources. The Water Authority expects to have final draft agreement ready for review in early 2012.”

San Diego, L.A. fight water war / CalWatchDog : “The San Diego County Water Authority is studying whether to break off from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a confederation of 27 water agencies, and build its own aqueduct to convey water from the Colorado River.”

The sorry state of the Salton Sea / KQED News : “Last month the California Supreme Court upheld a water transfer deal that sends billions of gallons of water a year from Imperial County farms to cities in San Diego County. The 2003 deal is the largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer in the history of the United States, and it will have major environmental and economic impacts on the region.”

San Diego River pact reached / U-T San Diego : “The city of San Diego says it has reached a tentative agreement to lease its land at Carlton Oaks County Club to the golf course’s owner, and it won’t be sold to a private party, a development that cheered environmentalists and the San Diego River Conservancy.”


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