San Diego County / Southern California

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

Could Coastal Desalination Efforts Help Farmers

While San Diego could soon lose its NFL franchise, the county can at least boast the nation’s largest desalination plant in marketing literature.   San Diego’s popularity as a destination location is obvious to those of us who’ve been there and witnessed near-perfect weather, regardless of the date on the calendar. I suspect losing its […]

Salton Sea License Plates Not Yet Popular

An effort to create commemorative Salton Sea license plates has been slow to take off. Last year, the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau began working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to sell the specialty plates. The plates cost $50 to $98, depending on whether the driver wants to keep his […]

First El Niño Rain Hits L.A.; Bigger Storms Later In the Week

The first of a series of El Niño-related storms hit Southern California on Monday, drenching highways and soaking potentially unstable hillsides, authorities said. Though there were only a few crashes reported on the freeways and no reports of significant flooding, cities along the Angeles National Forest foothills warned residents to begin preparing for a weeklong […]

How Much Water? Officials Hope to Project What’s Needed, What Mother Nature Will Provide And What’s Next

Projections of future water supplies and demand reveal a shortage of billions of gallons by 2040, a shortage that Orange County water managers say must be filled in the coming years.   More water is needed – or at least more money needs to be spent curtailing increases in demand.   To help figure out […]