California is experiencing one of its driest stretches yet but San Diego County’s water agency isn’t alarmed.
In the weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency, the San Diego County Water Authority has repeatedly said past efforts to diversify its water sources and hold more H20 in storage mean our region can avoid the significant cutbacks others have seen.
The water agency’s board did vote Thursday to begin urging cities and agencies that rely on it to usher in voluntary belt-tightening. But that move is far less drastic than the 20 percent cuts the governor urged last month.
That relatively rosy outlook didn’t come without a major trigger.