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San Diego County
  W t S      l
  Water Supply
  2010 Update




 Rancho Bernardo Community Council
                     A...
Water Authority Background

Wholesale water agency
                  g    y
created by State Legislature in
1944
 24 membe...
Sources of San Diego County’s Water Supply


                       LAKE
                      SHASTA
                    ...
Region in Water Shortage Allocation

Level 2 Drought Alert
 8% savings target through June
 2010
Monitoring conditions
 Cu...
Challenges to Our Water Supply
         g                  pp y

Regulatory restrictions
  g      y
 Fish protections limi...
How Restrictions Limit Deliveries from
            the Bay Delta
                Bay-Delta
                Regulatory Pump...
Local Precipitation
       July 1, 2009 – April 21, 2010*
            1               21

                             Act...
Region Succeeding in Saving Water

            July – March Urban Water Use
Acre-feet


                                  ...
San Diego County                                            $174

 1991 vs. 2010
                                         ...
Future Supply Diversification Goals
         pp y

1991                           2010                                    ...
Bay Delta
              Bay-Delta Risks

Fishery declines
Seismic risk
Levee failure could interrupt
supply for up to 2 ye...
2009 Bay Delta Legislation
        Bay-Delta
November 2009: Legislature passes
comprehensive package of bills to
    p    ...
2010 Water Bond Highlights for San Diego

                                         $227 million in dedicated
             ...
2010 Water Bond Fund Categories and
San Diego County’s 2020 Supply Diversification
          County s




                ...
The Impact on Rates

     $             $$            $$$ $$$$
Colorado River   State Water     Spot Water
               ...
Rate Increase Schedule
MWD 21% rate increase effective Sept 2009
                                Sept.
 Water Authority pa...
Update on QSA Litigation

January Superior Court ruling invalidated 13 agreements
 Includes
 I l d IID transfer and canal-...
C a e ges
      Challenges Will Continue
                      Co t ue

Achieving Delta fixes that
restore reliability
Res...
Questions

   San Diego County Water Authority
Speakers Bureau Requests & Information
    speakersbureau@sdcwa.org
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  1. 1. San Diego County W t S l Water Supply 2010 Update Rancho Bernardo Community Council April 22, 2010
  2. 2. Water Authority Background Wholesale water agency g y created by State Legislature in 1944 24 member agencies membe 36-member board of directors Se es 3.2 Serves 3 million peop e a d o people and region’s $174 billion economy Service area 920,000 acres 97% of county’s population 2
  3. 3. Sources of San Diego County’s Water Supply LAKE SHASTA San Diego County LAKE imports ~80% of its OROVILLE water supply State Water Project (Bay-Delta) 30% Colorado River 50% Local Supplies and Conservation 20% 3
  4. 4. Region in Water Shortage Allocation Level 2 Drought Alert 8% savings target through June 2010 Monitoring conditions Current State Water Project allocation only 20% Final allocation likely 35 45% 35-45% Shortage into 2011 Local allocations for FY 2011 to be determined in May MWD has extended their allocations through June 2010 4
  5. 5. Challenges to Our Water Supply g pp y Regulatory restrictions g y Fish protections limit State Water Project deliveries Longfin Smelt g Lingering effects of Delta Smelt 2007-2009 drought El Niño does not solve shortage Chinook Salmon Restrictions mean more losses in wet years Climate change g Central Valley Steelhead Green Sturgeon 5
  6. 6. How Restrictions Limit Deliveries from the Bay Delta Bay-Delta Regulatory Pumping Restrictions JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Salmon S l Delta Smelt Longfin Smelt 6
  7. 7. Local Precipitation July 1, 2009 – April 21, 2010* 1 21 Actual  Normal  Percent  Station Inches Inches Normal Lindbergh Field 10.39 10.38 100 Ramona Airport 16.74 15.76 106 L k  H h * Lake Henshaw* 8 29.89 25.30 8 118 *Lake Henshaw is reported through March 31  2010 Lake Henshaw is reported through March 31, 2010 7
  8. 8. Region Succeeding in Saving Water July – March Urban Water Use Acre-feet 16% 441,600 441 600 below 14% ‘07-’08 below 430,400 ’08-’09 400,000 368,900 350,000 300,000 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 8
  9. 9. San Diego County $174 1991 vs. 2010 3.2 581 578 2.5 $65 1991 2010 Water use w/Ag ( g (thousand acre-feet) ) Population (millions) Gross Domestic Product (billions) GDP Source: National University System Institute for Policy Research 9
  10. 10. Future Supply Diversification Goals pp y 1991 2010 2020 5% 2% 10% 6% 16% 2% 4% 11% 3% 7% 95% 10% 10% 6% 9% 29% 22% 53% Metropolitan Water District Seawater Desalination Imperial Irrigation District Transfer Local Surface Water All American & Coachella Canal Lining Recycled Water Conservation Groundwater Dry-Year Water Transfers 10
  11. 11. Bay Delta Bay-Delta Risks Fishery declines Seismic risk Levee failure could interrupt supply for up to 2 years at a cost of $40 billion $ Subsidence of farmland Sea level rise 11
  12. 12. 2009 Bay Delta Legislation Bay-Delta November 2009: Legislature passes comprehensive package of bills to p p g address Bay-Delta problems Policy bills – established co-equal goals of water supply reliability and ecosystem pp y y y restoration Delta governance (SBX 7 1) Water conservation (SBX 7 7) Groundwater monitoring (SBX 7 6) Illegal water diversions from the Delta (SBX 7 8) Financing: $11.14 billion water bond (SBX 7 2) 12
  13. 13. 2010 Water Bond Highlights for San Diego $227 million in dedicated funding $100 million for San Vicente Dam Raise Project $87 million in funding for local supply reliability projects $40 million in funding for local watershed projects t h d j t Competitive grants for: Drought relief projects Conservation, recycling, desalination Environmental protection and Water Bond includes $100 million for San Vicente Dam Raise project restoration Climate change adaptation 13
  14. 14. 2010 Water Bond Fund Categories and San Diego County’s 2020 Supply Diversification County s 14
  15. 15. The Impact on Rates $ $$ $$$ $$$$ Colorado River State Water Spot Water p Loss of Sales Water Project Transfers (Shortage) <2003 2003-2007 2008> Now Supply challenges make securing water more expensive Shift to more-expensive supplies is driving up the cost of water from MWD, the Water Authority’s largest supplier Water Authority passes increased costs to member agencies Member (retail) agencies pass costs to ratepayers 15
  16. 16. Rate Increase Schedule MWD 21% rate increase effective Sept 2009 Sept. Water Authority passed on 18.1% increase MWD has approved increases effective Jan. 2011 h di ff ti J and Jan. 2012 2011 estimated impact to Water Authority is 12% increase Public hearing in June to discuss Water Authority rates 16
  17. 17. Update on QSA Litigation January Superior Court ruling invalidated 13 agreements Includes I l d IID transfer and canal-lining agreements t f d l li i t Ruling based on single sentence in one agreement Found state’s obligation to fund Salton Sea mitigation unconstitutional Water Authority, other agencies have appealed Water continues to flow Temporary stay on ruling in place 17
  18. 18. C a e ges Challenges Will Continue Co t ue Achieving Delta fixes that restore reliability Resolving Quantification gQ Settlement Agreement disputes Mitigating impacts of climate change Creating new water ethic Delta waterways 18
  19. 19. Questions San Diego County Water Authority Speakers Bureau Requests & Information speakersbureau@sdcwa.org (858) 522-6708 522 6708 19
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