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State Water Board to consider adoption of amendment to Ocean Plan addressing desalination facilities

Refugio Beach #7 June 2009

The amendment, set to be considered for adoption on May 5, will address intakes, brine discharges, mitigation and other issues for desalination facilities As water supplies have tightened throughout the state, more coastal communities have been considering desalination as a way to develop additional reliable supplies and serve as a buffer in times of drought, with the current exceptionally dry […]

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State Water Board releases proposed amendment to address desalination facilities

Laser induced animation brine plume discharge

The State Water Resources Control Board has released a proposed amendment for a 45-day public comment period that would amend the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters (Ocean Plan) to address desalination facilities. Desalination is one element in California’s diverse water supply portfolio, and can be a reliable source of water at the regional or local level. Several coastal […]

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State Water Board update: Addressing the impacts of desalination facilities

Reverse osmosis desalination plant

With at least seventeen seawater desalination facilities currently proposed along California’s coast in such locales as Huntington Beach, Monterey Bay, and the Bay Area, desalination is being increasingly seen by some coastal communities as a way to alleviate their water shortages. Desalination is the process of removing the dissolved salts and minerals from brackish or seawater to produce water that […]

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Blog round-up: Bloggers on the BDCP, fish screens, climate change and native fishes, restructuring the SWP and more!

dancing water

The BDCP faces a geographic fight, says John Wildermuth over at Fox & Hounds, although they say the politics of geography has nothing to do with it:  ” …  Brown’s people say independent studies show the water project will bring the state at least $5 billion in benefits over the 50-year life of the project. The price tag — $24.7 […]

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Maven's Minutes: Metropolitan's Water Planning and Stewardship Committee discusses desalination in Southern California

The Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee received an update on desalination facilities currently being planned or considered for the Southern California area at their meeting on September 10, 2012. I listened in via webcast. OVERVIEW OF DESALINATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Warren Teitz, Senior Resource Specialist at Metropolitan, began by detailing the history of Met’s desalination subsidy. In […]

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State Water Board to hold public workshop on the impacts of desalination facilities

The State Water Resources Control Board will be holding a public workshop on Wednesday, August 22nd, to examine impacts of desalination facilities on the ocean environment as part of its process to develop an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California (Ocean Plan) and the Water Quality Control Plan for Enclosed Bays and Estuaries of […]

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