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San Diego regional water news roundup: Feb 10-16, 2014

Posted by George J Janczyn on February 17, 2014

The water level at El Capitan Reservoir barely reaches the boat launching ramp.  As of February 10 the reservoir was 37.7% full.

The water level at El Capitan Reservoir barely reaches the boat launching ramp. As of February 10 the reservoir was 37.7% full.

 


Drought prompts call for voluntary water restrictions in San Diego County / KPBS : “This week, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors will consider calling for stepped-up conservation measures in the face of California’s drought…”

Water Authority activates drought response plan, seeks increased voluntary conservation / San Diego County Water Authority : “The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously called upon the region’s residents, businesses and institutions to increase water conservation efforts in response to severe drought conditions across California…”

San Diego County Water Authority adopts voluntary conservation guidelines / KPBS : “At a special board meeting, the San Diego County Water Authority unanimously approved a package of voluntary restrictions, aimed at reducing water consumption…”

California drought feeds interest for water-wise landscaping in San Diego / KPBS : “California’s emergency drought declaration is driving up interest in more water-efficient landscaping in San Diego. Cuyamaca College’s water conservation garden sold out so far this year…”

Caltrans activates ‘Save Water’ signs amid Calif. drought : NBC 7 San Diego : “In an effort to conserve water amid the statewide drought in California, Caltrans has activated signs along the state’s highways – including San Diego County – urging residents to watch their water use…”

El Nino likely late this year / U-T San Diego : “There’s a 75 percent chance that an El Nino will develop late this year, improving the prospects that Southern California will pull out of a deep drought, scientists say in a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…”

Water meters gain grudging acceptance up north / U-T San Diego : “But it was a different story in and around the capital city of Sacramento…While conservation was being preached, resistance to installing meters remained steadfast…”

Calif. water politics complicate Brown’s decisions / U-T San Diego : “Already divisive is the governor’s plan to build twin tunnels, a 10- to 15-year project that is intended to make it easier to pump water from the Sacramento River to Central Valley farms and Southern California cities…”

‘Love Your Water’ campaign embraces region’s most precious natural resource / San Diego County Water Authority : “[T]he San Diego County Water Authority kicks off its second annual smartphone photo contest designed to showcase how people cherish the region’s most precious natural resource. It’s a more important topic than ever this year as dry conditions statewide have heightened awareness about water supplies and the need to use water efficiently…”

Bankruptcy for Gregory Canyon company / U-T San Diego : “The company behind the long-planned Gregory Canyon landfill announced Thursday that its three original investors are seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — another setback for the project that has been dogged by delays for nearly two decades…”

CA water district improves customer service, billing with new CIS system / WaterWorld : “Padre Dam Municipal Water District (the District) in Santee, Calif., recently completed its implementation of CIS Infinity, the customer information and billing solution (CIS) offered by Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation (Advanced)…”

Water District receives huge refund for outstanding efforts / Valley Roadrunner : “Good news abounded at Monday’s Board of Director’s Meeting of the Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD), including a refund of over $90,000 and one of the district’s wastewater reclamation facilities being named as a San Diego Section Plant of the Year…”

 

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