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April 4 Hearing Ensures Public Input on Water Transfer

The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Water Transfer Agreement between the San Diego County Water Authority and the Imperial Irrigation District will be the subject of a public hearing at 5 p.m. April 4 at the Water Authority's administrative headquarters in San Diego, 4677 Overland Drive.äóÂäóÂ

Water Authority Chair Responds to Court’s Validation of the QSA

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly on Wednesday entered a judgment validating the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement and rejecting all of the remaining legal challenges to the landmark accord, in line with his tentative ruling in June. The final ruling secures a key component of water supply for the San Diego County Water Authority, which will receive 180,000 acre-feet of water this year as result of the QSA and related projects.

Water Authority welcomes release of water transfer DEIR/DEIS

Environmental documents related to the Imperial Irrigation District-San Diego County Water Authority water transfer have been released. The Imperial Irrigation District Water Conservation and Transfer Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released for public review by the IID Jan. 18. “We welcome the release of the document as an opportunity for public discussion and comment,” said Water Authority general manager Maureen A. Stapleton.

Water Authority Supports Water Bond Measure; Urges Legislators to Vote ‘Yes’ Today

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced its full support for Senate Bill 866 (Wolk/Steinberg) and Assembly Bill 1471 (Rendon/Atkins), companion $7.545 billion state water bond measures that would fund critical new water supply development and large-scale water infrastructure projects important for the future of San Diego County and all of California.

Senate Committee hears of environmental impacts to Colorado River Plan

California State Senator Sheila Kuehl's Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee held an informational hearing this week in Santa Monica to hear testimony about environmental issues impacting the implementation of the state's Colorado River Plan. California could be faced with the loss of a large share of its Colorado River water supply unless legislation is approved to help implement a key component of that plan, the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA).

Landmark Trial Over MWD’s Rates Concludes in Superior Court

Lawyers for the San Diego County Water Authority on Monday wrapped up their case against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, concluding a five-day trial with more than $2 billion at stake for county residents. Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow requested post-trial briefs from both parties by Jan. 17, with a hearing on those briefs scheduled for Jan. 23. Following the Jan. 23 hearing, Judge Karnow will take the matter under submission before issuing his decision.

Secretary of the Interior Babbitt to sign historic Colorado River agreement

The final major component of a plan to reduce California’s dependence on Colorado River water is set for implementation when the Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, signs the Record of Decision for Colorado River Interim Surplus Criteria. The Secretary will sign the agreement at a ceremony hosted by the San Diego County Water Authority at 10 a.m. Jan. 16, at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort 2000 Second St., Coronado, Calif.