San Diego County / Southern California

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

Santa Fe Irrigation District Sets Additional Drought Restrictions

The Santa Fe Irrigation District has adopted its Drought Response Level 2 reduction actions in order to meet state guidelines for water conservation. The board made its decision at the June 16 meeting. “Drought and water-use efficiency are a way of life for all Californians and our local communities,” said Michael Hogan, SFID board president […]

IID’s Hanks Issues Statement on Solutions to Drought

The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors, James C. Hanks, shared in a statement on Thursday, regarding the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton’s testimony on June 14 before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the severity of the Colorado River drought and the need for short- and long-term drought solutions […]

Erica Wolski Hired as Ramona Water District’s New General Manager

Erica Wolski, a former senior technical manager at Woodard & Curran, is the new general manager at Ramona Municipal Water District. Wolski, 44, who starts in the position on Wednesday, has been a Ramona resident since 2019 and a San Diegan since 2010. She said she is looking forward to helping the water district develop […]

Ramona Water District Moves Forward With Emergency Services Transfer, Approves Two-Year Budget

Ramona Municipal Water District reported on the status of transferring the district’s oversight of fire and emergency medical services to the county and approved a two-year budget at the June 14 meeting. The two topics are intertwined because transferring fire and EMS services to the San Diego County Fire Protection District would likely free up […]