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March 11, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Record rains and the feeling that the worst of California's drought might be over prompted the San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday to consider reducing the region's water conservation goal from 20% to 10%. The authority's board of directors will vote on the lower target at its monthly meeting Thursday. But, at the same time that officials from Sacramento to San Diego reported optimistic news, others sounded warnings about the long term.
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April 7, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A federal court Friday lifted an injunction that had blocked the lining of the All-American Canal in Imperial Valley, a project meant to provide water to arid San Diego County and help California learn to live on a "water diet." Environmentalists and business interests on both sides of the border had sued to block the $200-million-plus project on the grounds that it would devastate farmers in the Mexicali Valley, where the aquifer is replenished by seepage from the canal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
In a finding that further complicates negotiations over a proposed Southern California water deal, a Caltech scientist has concluded that the Colorado River is entering a dry period and may not be as bountiful in coming decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thirty sites in the San Diego County water supply system have tested negative for illness-causing bacteria, officials said Thursday. The tests contradicted tests at 11 sites Monday that were positive for coliform bacteria, which can cause vomiting, fever and flu-like symptoms. After the follow-up tests, officials concluded that the earlier tests were inaccurate. The San Diego County Water Authority, which supplies water to 23 local agencies serving 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1990 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking new water sources amid the drought, the San Diego County Water Authority has become the only major water provider in Southern California to explore desalting ocean water. The authority believes it can produce as much as 50,000 acre-feet of water a year, enough "to serve the entire city of San Diego for a quarter of a year," by building a desalination plant attached to a proposed new power plant in the county, said Byron Buck, the authority's director of planning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1989
The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted Thursday to approve an agreement with the city of San Diego detailing each agency's responsibilities in the anticipated battle against the proposed San Diego Gas & Electric Co. merger with Southern California Edison. The agreement, which the City Council approved Tuesday, formally documents a series of informal understandings previously reached between the city and the Water Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2003 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
After nearly three years of construction, the San Diego County Water Authority is nearing completion of the Olivenhain dam near Escondido in northern San Diego County, the first step in an $800-million project aimed at creating a six-month emergency water supply for the county. The 300-foot-high dam spans a 2,400-foot-wide canyon and will be filled with water from the Colorado River aqueduct to create a 200-acre reservoir. The authority plans to begin filling the reservoir Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the region's rival water agencies met for an all-day negotiating session Wednesday, the Imperial Valley water district unveiled a proposal it says could rescue a deal vital to the future of Southern California water supplies. The plan calls for using water from a little-known desert aquifer in Imperial County to keep the Salton Sea from becoming too salty to support the countless fish and birds that rely on it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thirty sites in the San Diego County water supply system have tested negative for illness-causing bacteria, officials said Thursday. The tests contradicted tests at 11 sites Monday that were positive for coliform bacteria, which can cause vomiting, fever and flu-like symptoms. After the follow-up tests, officials concluded that the earlier tests were inaccurate. The San Diego County Water Authority, which supplies water to 23 local agencies serving 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Civic fears over the possibility of tainted water eased Wednesday night when follow-up tests showed that earlier tests that found illness-causing bacteria in the county's water supply were apparently erroneous. Nine of 23 local water agencies had immediately stopped buying water from the regional San Diego County Water Authority when results released Tuesday from monitoring at 11 sites purported to show the presence of a coliform bacteria that can cause vomiting, fever and flu-like symptoms.
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January 26, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego County water board voted Thursday to file a lawsuit to overturn a half-century-old regulation that gives Los Angeles the right, during a drought, to deprive San Diego County of more than half of its water supply. After griping about the issue since 1951, the San Diego County agency has decided that it cannot plan its future with such uncertainty about water.
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March 26, 1999 | Associated Press
A major player in regional water wars over the past decade is resigning from the San Diego County Water Authority. Christine Frahm, who served as chairwoman of the authority until December, said Thursday that she is leaving to seek a private sector job, possibly as a lawyer focusing on water policy. She also wants to spend more time with her family.
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March 26, 1999 | Associated Press
A major player in regional water wars over the past decade is resigning from the San Diego County Water Authority. Christine Frahm, who served as chairwoman of the authority until December, said Thursday that she is leaving to seek a private sector job, possibly as a lawyer focusing on water policy. She also wants to spend more time with her family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major water pipeline is expected to be back in full operation today after several leaks forced a delay in reopening it, authorities said. As the Pomerado pipeline was being reopened Saturday, repair crews discovered water outside the pipe, which indicated there were some leaks, said Jim Melton, spokesman for the San Diego County Water Authority.
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February 16, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The governing board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California took time last week to search for the appropriate term to describe the ruckus it has kicked up recently in the water world. "It's fairly obvious to me that we're in battle--full battle," said Jorge G. Castro, who represents the Central Basin Municipal Water District. "I wouldn't characterize it as starting a war," said Bill Luddy, who represents Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the failure of Gov. Pete Wilson and legislative leaders to agree on a water bond, officials were scrambling Friday to pull together the details of a quickly drawn $235-million bill to consummate a historic water deal among San Diego County, the Imperial Valley and the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The Assembly had been poised to take up the bill Friday night, but abruptly put off the vote until Monday, the last day lawmakers are in session.
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