Water Authority Board Approves San Vicente Dam Raise of 117 Feet

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today certified the enironmental impact report to raise San Vicente Dam by 117 feet. The $568 million project, to be built on top of the existing San Vicente Dam in Lakeside, will expand the reservoir to hold an additional 52,000 acre-feet of water for use during emergencies and another 100,000 acre-feet of water to supplement imported supplies during dry periods.

Water Authority board approves $1.48 billion budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved a $1.48 billion budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 that funds the agency’s operations and capital improvements, a 10.4 percent increase over the prior two-year budget.

Governor appoints Water Authority board member Bill Knutson to Colorado River Board

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed San Diego County Water Authority board member Bill Knutson to the Colorado River Board of California as the Water Authority's representative on the board.

The Colorado River Board was established in 1937 by state law to protect California's rights and interests in the resources provided by the Colorado River and to represent California in discussions and negotiations regarding the Colorado River and its management. California representatives on the Colorado River Board serve at the pleasure of the governor.

Water Authority Moving Forward with Milestone Pipeline Relining

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today approved a milestone project in the agency’s Pipeline Relining Program, authorizing the contract to rehabilitate more than four miles of large-diameter pipeline between Lake Murray and Sweetwater Reservoir. The $28.6 million project is part of the Water Authority’s multi-decade program to rehabilitate prestressed concrete cylinder pipeline (PCCP) within the Water Authority’s conveyance system with steel liners to extend their service life and ensure continued system reliability. When completed, the Water Authority will have rehabilitated approximately 45 miles of PCCP and passed the halfway point toward achieving the program’s overall goal […]

San Vicente Reservoir Closing to Recreation Sept. 2

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, San Vicente Reservoir will be closed to all recreational use in preparation for a project to raise the height of the reservoir’s dam to increase its water storage capacity. During the closure of the city of San Diego-owned reservoir, water skiing, wake boarding, general boating and fishing will not be allowed.

Water Authority Board Adopts Two-Year Budget and Approves 2014 Rates

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved wholesale water rates for calendar year 2014 and adopted a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

The new two-year budget is 5.2 percent larger than the current budget, mostly to cover higher costs for the purchase and treatment of imported water. Wholesale rates that the Water Authority charges its 24 member agencies next year will increase by 2.6 percent for untreated supplies and 3.5 percent for treated supplies.

San Diego County Water Authority Mission Trails pipeline repair update

The San Diego County Water Authority continued to assess repairs needed on Pipeline 3, an untreated water pipeline that failed May 16 in Mission Trails Regional Park. The damaged pipeline was inspected internally, and several areas were excavated for an external visual inspection. A total of eight damaged pipe sections have been identified that need repair.