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San Diego Leaders To Discuss Water Conservation Efforts

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and City Councilmember David Alvarez, Chair of the Environment Committee, plan to discuss water conservation efforts and a proposal for a residential sustainable energy and water program at a news conference on Wednesday.

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The city's Environment Committee will consider both topics at a meeting following the briefing.

Water supplies in drought-stricken California are a growing concern among cities and counties across the state as winter marches on without any big winter storms to replenish supplies.

Officials with the San Diego County Water Authority recently told KPBS the region has adequate water supplies for 2014 due to large storage reserves in Southern California, such as Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, which is currently at 72 percent capacity. But they emphasized water conservation is increasingly important.

State water officials announced last week the State Water Project may not make any deliveries this year -- an unprecedented decision that impacts residents and farmers across two-thirds of the state.

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