San Diego County / Southern California

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

San Marcos Updating Climate Action Plan

San Marcos is updating its climate action plan, and seeking public input on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The city will host a series of three public meetings in May to seek feedback from residents and businesses on how to control climate pollution. San Marcos adopted a climate action plan in 2013, as part […]

Fallbrook PUD Goes With The Maintenance Flow To Provide Reliable Service

Water pipeline blowouts like the one the day before Thanksgiving 2017 at the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Ranchwood Lane in Fallbrook provide periodic reminders about the realities of aging infrastructure. Preventing these type of emergencies is the driving force behind planned shutdowns at water agencies such as the Fallbrook Public Utility District; investments today […]

Madaffer Says He’s The New Sheriff In The San Diego Water World

Jim Madaffer says he’s the new sheriff in town at the San Diego County Water Authority. For anyone who doesn’t follow the intricacies or intrigues of what seems like it should be an agency with a straightforward mission – providing water for San Diego – this may sound like a bit of pabulum. But Madaffer, […]

Federal Judge Dismisses Key Pieces Of Tribe’s Claim Against Local Water Districts

A federal judge has dismissed portions of a yearslong lawsuit brought by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley’s local water districts, ruling against the tribe’s attempt to quantify its rights to groundwater. The judge ruled Friday that the tribe’s access to water has not been sufficiently harmed to adjudicate the […]