San Diego County / Southern California

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

Cadiz executive claims legal victory for Mojave Desert water transfer plan

The time period for legal challenges to the controversial San Bernardino County Mojave Desert underground water transfer plan has passed, officials for Cadiz Inc. said this week. “As a result, all challenges to the environmental review and approval of the Cadiz Water Project under the California Environmental Quality Act, the toughest environmental law in the […]

OPINION: San Diego Lacks Adequate Reservoirs, Victimizes Lake Morena

East County Magazine did a recent piece on Lake Morena and whether water levels were maintained too low to be a viable source of water for fire-fighting.  In the article, Billie Jo Jannen is quoted as saying if there’s a safety issue it needs to be examined.  Billie Jo is quite right. But this is […]

Agency’s Decision Could Expand Farmland in the Desert

Water from the Colorado River could transform several thousand acres of desert into farmland under a change in policy adopted by the Coachella Valley’s largest water district. The Coachella Valley Water District’s board made the change in a contentious 3-2 vote Tuesday, approving new guidelines that allow for water from the Colorado River to be […]

San Diego County Water Authority, Coastkeeper Trade Barbs Over Conservation

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday loosened some of its water restrictions, including limits on watering lawns, based on projections the city has enough water supply to weather continued drought. The decision followed a similar move from the San Diego County Water Authority last month, which said it wouldn’t impose mandatory water use cuts […]