San Diego County / Southern California

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

Effort to Restore the Salton Sea Moving Forward

An effort to renovate a small corner of the Salton Sea is moving forward near Calipatria at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. The sea is in trouble, slowly evaporating as it’s water sources are being diverted. If allowed to dry up completely the shrinking sea could damage the Coachella Valley’s desert environment, […]

More Water Saving Urged as MWD Temporarily Closes Plant

Foothills water customers are being asked to tighten taps further and refrain from watering lawns for up to 10 days starting Feb. 29, while Metropolitan Water District of Southern California temporarily closes a La Verne treatment plant for infrastructure upgrades. MWD is in the process of switching its Weymouth Filtration plant from a chloramine-based treatment […]

Forecasters at Aquarium of the Pacific: El Niño May Be Out, La Niña May Be in

It may be goodbye for El Niño and hello to La Niña. The once-predicted “Godzilla” storm of El Niño has thus far turned out to be a little lizard in terms of Southern California rainfall, but weather experts on Thursday offered some encouragement to those pining for more wet stuff.

FBI Raids U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Regional Headquarters in Boulder City

Dozens of federal agents led by the FBI executed search warrants in Boulder City and in the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday in an investigation of corruption in the award of a $1 million government contract for a financial audit of Hoover Dam. The auditors were to determine if capital improvements at the dam were […]