Mayor Gloria and other leaders urge water conservation, warn of ‘collapse of Colorado River’ system

Deborah Sullivan Brennan, The San Diego Union-Tribune on June 23, 2022

SAN DIEGO — San Diego County’s water supplies are in good shape in the face of severe statewide drought, but local and state leaders said San Diegans should still take steps to avoid water waste and limit outdoor irrigation.

“We’re here on a somber note, and that is as we move into summer... we are navigating across the American West, an unprecedented drought,” California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot said.

On Thursday afternoon, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution reaffirming the agency’s commitment to conservation, pledging to “sustain our most precious natural resource and protect the human right to water” and work with other agencies to achieve water savings.

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