Water Authority Board Approves Moving Forward with New Study of a Regional Conveyance System between the Imperial Valley and San Diego

Pictured is a map indicating three potential routes for a proposed regional conveyance system that would move Quantification Settlement Agreement conserved water directly from the Imperial Valley to San Diego. Two of the routes (the light blue and purple lines) follow a southern route. The third proposed route, (shown in both a yellow and darker blue line) follows a northern path.

With a focus on prudent future planning for the San Diego area, our regional partners, and the State, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors adopted a two-year budget on Thursday, June 27, that includes moving forward with a two-phase study of a regional conveyance system that could move Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) transfer water directly between the Imperial Valley and San Diego. The Colorado River Aqueduct currently conveys this water north before it flows to San Diego. This new study, which would be completed over the

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County Library Reaches Out to the Youngest Readers to “Raise a Reader”

On a hot summer day, children gather at the Heber community library, part of the Imperial County Free Public Library system. The children are participating in a Family Literacy Program designed for children ages five and younger.

On a typically hot June day, as temperatures began their climb to triple digits, Angelica Escobar sang with her 17-mont-old granddaughter, Scarlett Harmon, inside the Heber community library. When the song finished, they sat and listened to library staff member Rocia Medina read from a book with a finger puppet rising from the pages.

Scarlett giggled and couldn’t help but reach for the book.

That’s exactly what her grandmother wanted to see, and it’s what library staff members get excited about because the hope is that Scarlett and so many young children like her are taking their first steps toward becoming life-long readers when they engage in such activities.

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