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Thunderstorms, Lightning Hit San Diego

July 18
By KPBS News, City News Service
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Thunderstorms rumbled across San Diego County Saturday as the remnants of Hurricane Dolores weakened and moved offshore from Baja California.

North County Leaders Thirst For Drought Remedies

July 16
By Alison St John
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Leaders gathered at a North County Water Summit in Vista, searching for ways to address the drought in the region.

San Diego County's Water Use Drops In June

July 16
By City News Service
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Urban potable water use in June declined by around 26 percent, compared to the same month two years ago, according to the San Diego County Water Authority.

How San Diego's Zero Waste Plan Is Different From Standard Paper And Plastic Recycling

July 16
Midday Edition
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The City Council has approved a goal of reaching zero waste by the year 2040. To meet the goal it will take a new way of thinking about how to dispose the things we want to throw away.

Elevated Surf, Strong Rip Currents, Lightning Possible Along San Diego County Coast Over Weekend

July 16
By City News Service
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A National Weather Service beach hazards statement was scheduled to take effect Friday night and extend until Sunday night. Meteorologists said large southerly swells generated by the storm could reach local beaches as soon as Saturday evening.

San Diego County Water Authority Could Get $188M From MWD

July 15
By Associated Press
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In a tentative ruling, a judge said the San Diego County Water Authority is owed millions, plus interest, by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California because of illegal rates charged for the past four years.

Proposed Development On Carlsbad Lagoon Comes Under Scrutiny

July 15
By Alison St John
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The Carlsbad City Council could vote as soon as next month to approve a new upscale mall on the shores of the Agua Hedionda lagoon. But some residents say citizens should be allowed to vote on the developer’s plan.

California Agency Sets Low-Water Lawn Rules In Drought

July 15
By Associated Press
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The California Water Commission voted Wednesday to adopt more stringent water rules for new lawns.

San Diego Drops Water Consumption By 24 Percent In June

July 15
By City News Service
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The news follows a 26 percent drop in San Diego during the rainy month of May, which was previously reported by state water officials.

San Diego Graywater Options Getting A Closer Look

July 15
By Alison St John
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Cutting water use by 12 percent to 36 percent is no easy task, so it's not surprising homeowners and homebuilders are turning to graywater systems.