Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

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Carlsbad taps into EPA funding for state water projects

Construction begins at the Carlsbad Wastewater Treatment Plant, where federally funded low-interest loans have helped pay for expansion. CHARLIE NEUMAN / San Diego Union-Tribune

Union-Tribune

San Diego Union-Tribune & KSWB San Diego

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials were in Carlsbad on Wednesday to announce more than $182 million in federal funding that will be funneled to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout California. The city of Carlsbad will receive a $30 million loan to expand its water recycling facility, which will nearly double the plant's capacity.

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'Modest dents' in long-term drought, survey shows

Capital Public Radio

The U.S. Drought Monitor released today partly credits El Niño moisture for "some modest dents in the armor of the multi-year drought in California." The report says "there are finally some signs that some modest dents in the armor of the multi-year drought in California are appearing."

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Speier tours Pacifica's crumbling cliffs, seeks aid

San Francisco Chronicle

The crumbling ocean cliffs of Pacifica prompted a call from Rep. Jackie Speier for state and federal help in shoring up the storm-ravaged coast and helping evacuated residents find housing. "I can tell you that the devastation is dramatic," Speier said. … This is not just a local problem. This is a state and federal problem."

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