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San Diego regional water news roundup Mar 4-10, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on March 11, 2013


Sinkhole opens in Spring Valley / NBC7 San Diego : “A sinkhole opened beneath a Spring Valley road when a burst water pipe flooded the street and buried the front wheel of a parked car. Residents at Concepcion Avenue between Jamacha and Piedmont were in for a long day of street closures and road repairs after the early morning water main break.”

Roads closed for East Village water main break / U-T San Diego : “A water main broke on F Street near 14th Street in East Village Wednesday morning, the same intersection where the line broke two weeks ago.”

Bettencourt delivers farm water message to San Diego County Water Authority /
California Ag Network : “Hanford-area farmer Aubrey Bettencourt told San Diego County Water Authority board members yesterday that a recently proposed alternative to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan would be a disaster for 3 million acres of California’s farmland. Bettencourt, Executive Director of the California Water Alliance, presented the viewpoint of her fellow farmers from the San Joaquin Valley.”

Kinder Morgan prevails in city’s Qualcomm Stadium suit / Scoop San Diego : “After five years and $4.75 million in attorneys’ fees, the city of San Diego failed to convince a judge that a Texas-based oil company deliberately dragged its feet in cleaning up the soil and groundwater pollution it caused in Mission Valley.”

Fallbrook and Rainbow water districts inch toward merger / U-T San Diego : “The Fallbrook Public Utility District and Rainbow Municipal Water District have formed a joint powers authority that over time will allow them to consolidate jobs, not by layoffs but by not filling openings as they develop, officials said.”

Water price, availability in question / U-T San Diego : “n the coming months, California will confront an unusual confluence of challenges that could determine the price and availability of water for decades to come. These looming decisions will test the state’s commitment to revitalizing one of the nation’s most economically and environmentally important estuaries: the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”


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