- Reclamation awards $7.5 million for communities to prepare and respond to drought
- Warm, Dry Conditions Lead to Below Average Snowpack
- State Agencies Present Framework for Voluntary Agreements to Improve Habitat and Flow in the Delta
- MWD to Update Plan for Meeting Southern California’s Future Water Needs
- Snowpack Remains Below Average According to DWR Survey
Carlsbad Desal Plant Operating ‘Quarantined Employees’
Last week 10 workers were ‘voluntarily quarantined’ inside the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plan for three weeks to monitor the plant and conduct regular operations to maintain San Diego County’s only significant local source of drinking water.
The Carlsbad plant began operating in 2015 and produces 50 million gallons of desalinated seawater a day, enough for about 400,000 people, or 10 percent of the potable water distributed by the San Diego County Water Authority.