San Diego County / Southern California

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

Western Drought Deal Is A Go, Without IID And As Salton Sea Clean-Up Remains Stalled

It’s done. The Colorado River Board of California voted 8-1-1 Monday to sign on to a multi-state drought contingency plan, which, somewhat ironically, might not be needed for two years because of an exceptionally wet winter. The process was fractious until the very end, with blistering rebukes from the river’s largest water user, and charges that […]

Western Droughts Caused Permanent Loss To Major California Groundwater Source

California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, suffered permanent loss of capacity during the drought experienced in the area from 2012 to 2015. California has been afflicted by a number of droughts in recent decades, including one between 2007 and 2009, and the millennium drought that plagued the state from […]

New Storm To Mark End Of Dry Spell In California, Southwestern US

After an extended break from storms, a new storm from the Pacific will eye California and much of the Southwest during the middle to latter part of this week. While far from some of the blockbuster storms of this past winter, this storm will bring enough rain and snow to slow travel and hinder outdoor […]

Contest For Lake Jennings Photography Buffs Back For 8th Year

The Helix Water District is holding its eighth annual Lake Jennings spring photo contest, seeking pictures of the scenic reservoir taken between now and the end of May. The 2019 contest theme is “Life at the Lake.” Photographs can be color or black and white, of flora, fauna or people at the lake, as well […]