San Diego County / Southern California

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in the San Diego County region and Southern California.

College Scholarships Offered for Water Industry Education

Multiple California water associations and water agencies in San Diego County are offering college scholarships to help candidates achieve their goals. A large number of recent retirements combined with the need for a skilled workforce up to date on new technologies have resulted in a critical need to increase the talent pool of skilled individuals […]

New Water Restrictions in Place for Thousands in Diamond Bar, Pomona, Walnut

The WVWD Board of Directors declared a level 2 water shortage, which calls for a 20% drop in water use. The Walnut Valley Water District has about 100,000 customers in parts of Diamond Bar, Walnut, the City of Industry, Pomona, West Covina and an unincorporated area of Rowland Heights. Under the restrictions, residents are limited […]

COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Shows San Diego’s Case Surge is Slowing

COVID-19 wastewater data now shows that the record spread of the virus in San Diego is beginning to fall. “We’re coming off the surge for sure,” said UC San Diego Professor Rob Knight. “However, it’s possible that cases will continue to rise or maybe peak around now.” Knight leads the project that has been analyzing San Diegans […]

Record-Setting December Rains Spell Relief for San Diego Area Farmers

San Diego County is in the midst of moderate drought conditions, even after experiencing its 28th-wettest December on record, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). For farmers like Charley Wolk in Fallbrook, last month’s rain was money to their ears. “That December rain was verging on miraculous,” Wolk said.