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Christmas Storm Drops Significant Rain Across Inland Areas, As Well As A Little Snow

A fast moving Pacific storm blew through San Diego County on Christmas Day, dropping an inch or more of rain in some areas while also producing snow furries in Julian and the local mountains. The system had largely moved off to the east by 4 p.m. Tuesday, though forecasters said sporadic showers were possible Tuesday night. Here is a sample of the 24-hour rainfall totals through 5 p.m. Tuesday: Julian, 1.51’’; Lake Cuyamaca, 1.42”; Pine Hills, 1.10”; Ramona, 1.06”; Descanso, 1.03”; Henshaw Dam, 0.80”; Santee, 0.65”; Fallbrook, 0.62”; Alpine, 0.53”; San Marcos, 0.52”; San Diego International Airport, 0.18”.

City and SDG&E Are At Loggerheads Over $98.8 Million In Utility Relocation Costs For Pure Water Project

One of the most expensive capital projects in city history — a massive water-recycling plant — is costing almost $100 million more than expected because San Diego Gas & Electric is declining to pay to relocate its equipment to make way for the project. At the request of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the San Diego City Council has agreed to pay SDG&E $35 million to move gas and power lines so work can start on Pure Water San Diego, the $3 billion plan to promote water-independence by treating wastewater and returning it to city taps.