CARLSBAD — With little rain this winter and nearby lakes dropping below capacity, the signs of California’s drought are easy enough to observe locally. After two consecutive dry years and a third underway, concerns about mandatory water supplies and cutbacks have swelled.
ENCINITAS — The drought gripping California led the SDWD (San Dieguito Water District) board to declare a Level 1 drought response at Wednesday night’s meeting.
Despite heavy mid-February rains that briefly drenched Northern California and the respectable ensuing snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California drought remains.
In Oceanside on Saturday, Gil “Bluefeather” Fernandez and several Native Americans gathered to perform a rain dance and raise awareness of the drought situation that the state is currently facing.
ENCINITAS — Local water districts are closely monitoring a nasty drought to see if water-use restrictions are necessary. For now, it appears they will have adequate supply to draw from.
REGION — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is maintaining a greater number of on duty firefighters statewide, including in San Diego County, to handle the unusually high fire danger accompanying the state’s drought conditions this winter.
Webster’s Dictionary defines a conundrum as “a confusing and difficult problem or question.” In this era of prolonged drought it is an apt word to describe our collective approach to water policy and, on a broader scale, growth.
REGION — Only closing briefs and a final hearing remain before a decision is made on SDCWA’s (San Diego County Water Authority) lawsuit against its primary water supplier, MWD (Metropolitan Water District).
OCEANSIDE — San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), city water districts and Home Depot are teaming up to hold Garden Friendly Plant Fairs across the county in an effort to help people recognize and choose low water-use plants and ground coverings for their yards.