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San Diego regional water news roundup – Nov 18-24, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on November 25, 2013

Standing on the east shore of the Salton Sea.

Standing on the east shore of the Salton Sea.


City completes water pump station / City of Oceanside : “The City of Oceanside recently completed work on the 511 Pump Station. This pump station will optimize the treatment capability of the Mission Basin Groundwater Purification Facility allowing full utilization of the City of Oceanside’s groundwater resources…”

Oceanside water main break creates large sinkhole in road / KPBS : “A 16-inch water main break caused a large sinkhole alongside a two-lane road in Oceanside early Wednesday, authorities said…”

Capitol Alert: California auditor raises concerns about Salton Sea strategy / Sacramento Bee : “California officials need to start focusing on restoring the ailing Salton Sea or else the state faces hundreds of millions of dollars in new costs as early as 2025, according to a new state audit…”

San Diego’s Salton Sea plan might get expensive / San Diego Reader : “San Diego’s deal to take water from the Imperial Valley to meet the demands of growth and development here will begin taking a dramatic and expensive toll on the environment of the Salton Sea in 2017, says a new report by the California state auditor’s office…”

Groundwater projects boost local water supply / U-T San Diego : “Last week, Oceanside celebrated the installation of a new pump station at its Mission Basin treatment plant that will boost groundwater production there by about 37 percent, from about 4,574 acre-feet in the 2012-13 fiscal year to about 6,000 acre-feet this year…”

Beach closed; sewage contaminates Imperial Beach waters / Imperial Beach Patch : “A general advisory warning beachgoers to avoid water contact is currently in effect for all San Diego County beaches…”

Keeping water on tap in San Diego / U-T San Diego : “Throughout the county, the water authority and its member agencies are trying to stabilize water prices and secure supply by cutting operational costs, purifying wastewater and seawater, and mining the region’s scant groundwater supplies. Here are some of those plans…”

Long-Term Water Facilities and Climate Action Plans released for public review / San Diego County Water Authority : “The San Diego County Water Authority’s draft water facilities master plan and Climate Action Plan were released for public review today, along with an environmental analysis of the two long-range plans. A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Water Authority’s headquarters in Kearny Mesa. The Board of Directors is expected to consider adoption of the documents no later than March 2014…”


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