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Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history.

Poseidon Water, which is developing in Carlsbad what will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, is contracted to have the plant running by late November 2015.

The Otay Water District is in the process of getting final permitting and an environmental impact review approved to construct a new pipeline system to receive water from a future desalination plant in Mexico.

While multiyear droughts aren't easy on ranchers and growers, some have significantly more challenges than others.

New emergency regulations are taking effect this week limiting outdoor water use in urban areas across the state, but nothing will actually change legally in the city of San Diego.

San Diego County residents could be looking at local mandatory water restrictions if recommendations from the San Diego County Water Authority's staff are adopted at the agency's board meeting next week.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at the San Vicente Dam, where from 2009 to late 2012 work was carried out to raise it by 117 feet.

The public affairs firm Katz & Associates has announced that company founder and CEO Sara Katz has delegated her day-to-day management duties to a new president, Lewis Michaelson.

The San Diego County Water Authority announced it will begin on June 22 sponsoring summer classes around the region to help homeowners adopt WaterSmart landscaping practices.

The city of San Diego has awarded a contract with Katz & Associates to develop an outreach effort for the city's water reuse plans.

The San Diego County Water Authority has filed a third lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, this time over water rates set by MWD for 2015 and 2016.

Construction is half complete on the 10-mile pipeline that will connect the Carlsbad desalination plant to the San Diego County Water Authority’s distribution system, according to the plant's developer, Poseidon Water.

Until recently, many small businesses supporting the building industry, ranging from cabinetry, flooring, painting, solar and windows/glass companies to breweries, bakeries, print shops and transportation companies, were thought to be exempt from the costly and complex compliance requirements of California’s General Industrial Storm Water Permit (GIP). All that changed on April 1, when the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new GIP. While the new GIP does not come into force until July 1, 2015, businesses should begin planning now on how they will address these new requirements.

If you haven’t strolled down Harbor Drive along San Diego Bay lately, the area is going through a major transformation: A new waterfront park has just been installed, a hotel and park are under construction and improvements to the boardwalk and streets are close to completion.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla is inviting the public to one-hour outdoor tours, free of charge, of its campus and its working research pier, normally closed to the public.

The affluent coastal city of Carlsbad lies 35 miles north of downtown San Diego along a seven-mile stretch of Pacific coastline. The resort town encompasses 39.11 square miles and is bordered by Encinitas and Batiquitos Lagoon to the south, Oceanside to the north, and Vista and San Marcos to the east.

The San Diego County Water Authority's regional water conservation campaign was unveiled Tuesday, using the catch-phrase "When in drought: Save every day, every way."

Two high school students received scholarships recently from Helix Water District for demonstrating in an essay contest the importance of water in Southern California.

Two high school students received scholarships recently from Helix Water District for demonstrating in an essay contest the importance of water in Southern California.

A friendly farming town with a close-knit community and rural ambience, Fallbrook came into being when the Vital Reche family settled here in 1869 and named the area after their former homestead in Pennsylvania.

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