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San Diego regional water news roundup Oct 7-13, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on October 14, 2013


San Diego River at Santee's Mast Park

San Diego River at Santee’s Mast Park


California’s Delta: inside and out / Capital Public Radio : “It’s one of the largest sources of water for the world’s 8th largest economy. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been called the heart of California’s water system. As lawmakers, conservationists, farmers, policy experts and others debate the future of the Delta, this five-part series tells the story of how the region both connects and divides Californians…”

Californians deserve a reliable water supply / U-T San Diego : “In December 2012, the pumps that send water from Northern California to Southern California were throttled back yet again in order to protect the Delta Smelt and comply with the regulations in the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, that month was also the only wet month that California has enjoyed over the last year. Indeed, the first half of 2013 reportedly has been the driest stretch in state history…”

Facing risks, challenges of future growth / U-T San Diego : “Preparing the San Diego region to successfully manage the future growth and prosperity we’d all like to see will require improved long-range planning for transportation, housing, water resources, economic growth, environmental protection, infrastructure, etc…”

Street flooded, homes damaged by water main break / KFMB Channel 8 : “Water mains broke in La Jolla and Colina del Sol early Friday, knocking out service to a total of about 60 addresses, water department officials said…”

Carlsbad expands recycled water production / The Coast News : “The Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility expansion was authorized as part of the city’s most recent Recycled Water Master Plan, which was instituted in November. The expansion will double the facility’s capacity from 4 million gallons per day to 8 million gallons per day…”

Water main break interrupts service near Skyline / FOX5 San Diego : “A 16-inch cast-iron water main broke in the Skyline area, and about 25 homes and businesses were without water service, a city official said…”

Sewer line insurance offered to homeowners / NBC 7 San Diego : “These days, there’s insurance coverage for practically everything — including sewer lines. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob reports on this new type of insurance offered to San Diego homeowners, and whether or not it’s worth purchasing…”


2 Responses to “San Diego regional water news roundup Oct 7-13, 2013”

  1. George Courser said

    Great photo above George –
    “San Diego River at Santee’s Mast Park”
    Love the ability to click-in for further detail…indications of a quality shot.
    George Courser

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