San Diego County / Southern California

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

Will San Diegans be Able to Water Their Lawns More in the Near Future?

Are your watering stipulations and conservation efforts about to change for the better? The San Diego County Water Authority’s initial determination that the San Diego region has an adequate water supply for this and the next three years means the city of San Diego Public Utilities Department will be asking the City Council to enact […]

Some water agencies say ‘no’ to mandated water cuts despite drought

Municipal water agencies across California are required to report to state officials by midnight Wednesday on whether they have enough water to withstand three more years of drought. If they don’t, a new state conservation plan requires them to calculate how much they need to start saving to meet anticipated demand. Officials with the State […]

Baby bald eagle gets its own ‘no fly zone’ as choppers battle wildfire

Firefighters battling a pair of wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains have been instructed to avoid a 1,000-foot radius area around a nest where a baby eagle is getting ready to fledge, a U.S. Forest Service official said Wednesday. The bald eagle’s nest is not located in part of the forest where the Reservoir and […]

Consortium Wins Bid for Rosarito Desal Plant

Baja California’s state government has selected a bidder for the construction of a massive desalination plant in Rosarito Beach that eventually could supply water to San Diego County. The winning bid, announced last week, came from a consortium of two foreign companies — Nuwater of Singapore and the French company Degremont — as well as […]