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San Diego regional water news roundup – Dec 16-22, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on December 23, 2013

The San Dieguito Reservoir receives water from Lake Hodges and serves as a pre-treatment process. The water is then pumped to a full treatment plant and delivered to Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and other areas.

The San Dieguito Reservoir receives water from Lake Hodges and serves as a pre-treatment process. The water is then pumped to a full treatment plant and delivered to Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and other areas.

 


San Diego apparently did not receive the water memo / Farm Press Blog : “Apparently news hasn’t made it to San Diego that the rest of California is experiencing a severe drought. But as long as the tourists keep their flow of vacation dollars moving through the economy there, who cares, right?…”

City of Carlsbad in a fight for water / San Diego Reader : “In 2010, the City of Carlsbad released an Urban Water Management Plan that cited the “cost-effectiveness of utilizing groundwater.” The study concluded “that while the treatment and delivery of groundwater is feasible, it is not cost-effective.” But as water rates increased, the argument over cost-effectiveness changed…”

Rancho Santa Fe water officials voice concern over water supplies / Rancho Santa Fe Review : “Although rainfall totals are down in San Diego this year — the National Weather Service reported that through Dec. 16, rainfall at Lindbergh Field was 76 percent of normal —the real problem is lack of rain and snow in the Sierras and the Rocky mountains…”

Judge hears case involving San Diego County Water Authority / KPBS : “On the same day the trial gets underway in San Francisco, we talk with San Diego County Water Authority Spokesman Mike Lee about the agency’s decision to file suit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California…”

Coastkeeper, Surfrider tally San Diego beach cleanup data / Scoop San Diego : “San Diego Coastkeeper and the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter—two of the region’s leading environmental organizations—removed 9,544 pounds of trash from San Diego beaches in 2013…”

VCMWD sees increase in water usage, revenues / Valley Roadrunner : “The Valley Center Municipal Water District received a clean audit report at the Dec. 16 board meeting, and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report showed an increase in revenues compared with last year…”

Sewage runoff closes IB shoreline / U-T San Diego : “County health officials on Saturday expanded a water contact closure from the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge north along the Imperial Beach shoreline…”

Water district directors OK 4-year contract calling for 2 percent annual raise for workers / Ramona Sentinel : “With its employee union contract expiring Dec. 31, Ramona Municipal Water District directors approved a new four-year contract that gives employees a 2 percent annual raise and increases employee contributions to pensions…”

 

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