News Release Term: Water Shortages

01.26.2017

Record-setting winter precipitation in the Northern Sierra, coupled with heavy local rainfall and a significant snowpack

12.10.2015

San Diego County continued its streak of significant water savings in November, when urban potable water use decreased by 15 percent compared to November 2013, according to preliminary data ...

11.18.2015

Urban potable water use in the San Diego region decreased by 19 percent in October compared to October 2013 despite record-setting heat, according to preliminary data released today by the San ...

09.04.2015

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority that prohibits common ...

06.01.2015

The period for local water agencies to start achieving state-mandated water-use targets starts today, making it critical for homes and businesses across San Diego County to immediately limit ...

05.14.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today acted to help local water agencies meet state mandated water-use reduction targets by restricting irrigation of ornamental ...

05.07.2015

New regional drought-response measures recommended by the San Diego County Water Authority’s staff would assist local water agencies in meeting state mandated water-use reduction targets by ...

05.06.2015

“The San Diego County Water Authority appreciates efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to significantly reduce water use statewide in response to the governor’s executive order ...

04.14.2015

Facing unprecedented drought conditions, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s board of directors on Tuesday approved a 15 percent water supply cutback to the San Diego ...

04.09.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority is calling on residents across the region to significantly increase water conservation as it works with state regulators to improve draft water-use regulations ...

03.18.2015

“The San Diego County Water Authority strongly supports Tuesday’s efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to respond to severe statewide drought conditions and preserve remaining ...

02.04.2015

Residents, businesses and public agencies across the San Diego region can save money on artificial turf and save water at the same time through a pilot program launched by the San Diego County ...

10.15.2014

San Diego County residents can enter the Water-Saving Superstar promotion for a chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15. U-T San Diego, in ...

10.01.2014

At the start of the 2015 “water year,” the largest seawater desalination project in the Western Hemisphere is 65 percent complete and on schedule for delivering drought-proof water ...

09.02.2014

College students across San Diego County can win free food and other prizes while contributing to regional water conservation efforts as the fall semester gets under way. The San Diego County Water...

08.14.2014

With mandatory water-use restrictions now in effect, the San Diego County Water Authority will ramp up its water conservation campaign by making information more accessible online, expanding ...

07.16.2014

The largest water storage project in San Diego County history is complete, providing the region with a critical hedge against future water shortages.

The San Vicente Dam Raise project adds ...

07.15.2014

In response to deepening drought conditions and new statewide directives, the San Diego County Water Authority staff will recommend that the agency’s Board of Directors activate the next ...

04.29.2014

Supported by civic and business leaders, the San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday unveiled a new regional campaign to encourage additional voluntary water conservation in response to ...

02.27.2014

Heavy rains expected across the San Diego region over the next few days will allow residents and businesses to turn off their sprinkler systems for at least a week, saving a large volume of ...

02.21.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority and U-T San Diego are partnering to provide timely advice about water conservation every Saturday in the Home & Garden section of the newspaper. Starting on...

02.19.2014

"We applaud the rapid response and leadership demonstrated by California's leaders today – Governor Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Steinberg and Speaker Pérez

02.13.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously called upon the region’s residents, businesses and institutions to increase water conservation efforts ...

02.10.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors is accelerating its schedule to address unprecedented drought conditions in California. The Board will consider urging increased ...

01.17.2014

Despite a statewide drought declaration on Friday, the San Diego County Water Authority has adequate supplies for 2014 because of local investments in diverse and more reliable water supplies ...

10.24.2013

Healthy reservoir storage levels, strong regional water conservation efforts and growing water transfers from the Colorado River mean San Diego County will have sufficient water supplies for ...

08.16.2013

An unprecedented reduction in reservoir releases on the Colorado River announced Friday by the Bureau of Reclamation won’t cut water supplies to agencies in San Diego County or the rest of...

05.02.2013

As temperatures soared to summer-like highs across the San Diego region on Thursday, the California Department of Water Resources’ final survey of the spring confirmed significantly below-...

03.08.2013

The Carlsbad Desalination Project was honored Thursday in New York as the “North American Water Deal of the Year” for 2012 by Project Finance, an international trade publication that...

09.13.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Lake Hodges Pumped Storage Project is now fully operational and delivering up to 40 megawatts of electricity to the region, helping San Diego Gas &...

04.26.2012

Today the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved extending a temporary agricultural water rate program through January 1, 2015.  The action provides the region’s...

08.17.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority’s San Vicente Dam Raise project, the largest water storage project in the region’s history, has reached another important construction phase. ...

04.28.2011

Significant improvements in this year’s weather and water storage led the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today to end mandatory urban and agricultural water supply ...

07.22.2010

Residential and business water use in San Diego County fell 12.8 percent during the first year of regional water shortages and mandatory water use restrictions, according to a report provided today...

05.27.2010

Taking into account continued cutbacks to the region’s imported water supplies, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors voted today to continue current limits on water deliveries ...

03.31.2010

Although spring has arrived with its warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, the San Diego County Water Authority reminds residents and businesses to continue practicing water conservation ...

03.03.2010

The following statement is in response to the latest statewide snowpack survey conducted by the state Department of Water Resources, which indicated snowpack water content is 107 percent of normal ...

01.29.2010

Despite today’s report by the California Department of Water Resources that snowpack water content is 115 percent of normal statewide, significant long-term challenges still remain to improving ...

01.28.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted to adopt a position of support for an $11.14 billion state water bond, which will appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot.

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07.23.2009

Cooler weather and residents and businesses heeding calls for increased water conservation led to a significant drop in region wide water use during the first half of this year, the San Diego ...

05.28.2009

To lessen the impact of water supply reductions on the San Diego region, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today authorized the general manager to acquire up to 20,000 ...

04.30.2009

The Imperial Irrigation District, San Diego County Water Authority, state Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation today celebrated the pending completion of the All-American Canal ...

04.23.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors, responding to reduced water supplies caused by regulatory restrictions on water deliveries from Northern California, lingering drought, and ...

04.23.2009

A new poll commissioned by the San Diego County Water Authority shows widespread awareness of water supply challenges, strong backing of water conservation measures and mandatory restrictions, and ...

04.14.2009

In response to continuing drought conditions and regulatory restrictions on water supplies from Northern California, water supply deliveries from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern ...

02.27.2009

The chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today applauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to proclaim a state of emergency due to drought conditions and ...

02.20.2009

The chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors said today’s state Department of Water Resources announcement that State Water Project deliveries will not increase despite ...

01.30.2009

In the wake of a well-below-normal statewide snow survey this week, the chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today urged residents and businesses around the region to be...

12.18.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved $2.5 million to expand two highly popular conservation incentive programs. The additional funding will make the programs’ ...

10.30.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority intensified its call for immediate water conservation following the state Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) October 30 announcement to limit water ...

09.25.2008

The fall season brings cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours. It also means lawns and gardens require less water.

As part of its ongoing campaign to reduce water use in the ...

07.17.2008

“San Diego County is at the end of California’s water system, and is particularly vulnerable to water supply constraints. Already San Diego County’s water supplies are being cut. Restrictions...

06.04.2008

Officials from the San Diego County Water Authority said today that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's drought declaration sends a "loud and clear" signal to the region's residents and businesses ...

05.01.2008

Faced with significant cuts in water supplies from Northern California for the foreseeable future and diminishing levels of water storage around California, the San Diego County Water Authority on ...

03.27.2008

Faced with court-ordered cutbacks in water deliveries from Northern California and lingering effects of dry conditions locally and around the West, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of ...

03.20.2008

Spring arrives today. At this time of year, homeowners begin preparing for summer by planting flowers and fertilizing lawns. Traditionally, the San Diego County Water Authority issues a reminder as...

12.06.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority Board today officially approved implementing Stage 2 of the region's Drought Management Plan, "supply enhancement," to address water supply challenges facing ...

11.27.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority said the state Department of Water Resources' announcement Monday of a low initial allocation of water deliveries to the State Water Project (SWP) was expected ...

08.07.2007

Motivating more homeowners and businesses to install low-water-use landscapes, expanding incentives for purchasing "smart" irrigation controllers and other water-saving devices, and reducing ...

03.23.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today reviewed a draft of a drought management plan designed to protect the region’s $150 billion economy and the quality of life of 3 ...

04.08.2004

Vowing to continue its fight to eliminate a system it deems unfair and illegal, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today voted to appeal a recent appellate court ruling ...

08.28.2003

In a move to continue addressing the need for additional water treatment capacity for the San Diego region, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized the continued ...

05.22.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors, responding to a presentation on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's "Report on Metropolitan's Water Supplies," voiced ...

09.26.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved the development and implementation of a Conservation Awareness Information Campaign at the regularly scheduled meeting today. The ...

11.09.2001

California State Senator Sheila Kuehl's Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee held an informational hearing this week in Santa Monica to hear testimony about environmental issues ...

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