Aug. 22, 2019
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Metropolitan is Committed to Bringing Regional Benefits to Southern California

In fiscal year 2018/2019, Metropolitan accomplished big things for Southern California, including taking a lead role in developing a Drought Contingency Plan for the Colorado River and storing a record amount of water in Lake Mead. Watch the video.


Metropolitan Participates in Conversation on Water Resilience Portfolio
Diamond Valley Lake

Chairwoman Gloria Gray and General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger recently participated in a California Water Resilience Portfolio roundtable discussion at L.A. City Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot, California EPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld and many Southern California leaders. The state is seeking stakeholder input for its strategy to build a climate-resilient water system. At the August Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, Metropolitan staff presented the district's approach, emphasizing the success of long-term planning and diversified water supply portfolio.


Reclamation Announces Latest Study on Colorado River System Reservoir Conditions
Lake Mead

The Bureau of Reclamation recently released its Colorado River Basin 24-month study. Based on projections, Lake Mead will operate normally in 2020. "We're certainly grateful that nature provided some relief to the critical conditions in the Colorado River Basin. But the Southwest wouldn't be in this encouraging position without also the successful collaboration of the Colorado River Basin states to develop the Drought Contingency Plan," said Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger. Read the complete statement.


Recycled Water Project Update

The Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center will be in operation starting in October. Leading up to its opening, Metropolitan directors recently participated in a workshop on the program with presentations from both Metropolitan and Sanitation Districts' staff. They learned about options for planning and delivery of recycled water. This was the first of two workshops before moving forward on Board action for next steps. Interested in learning more? The presentation and white paper are now available on our website:


Director Tana McCoy Joins Metropolitan's Board
Tana McCoy

Compton City Councilwoman Tana L. McCoy was seated Tuesday as the city's representative on Metropolitan's board. McCoy was a 40-year city employee before retiring in 2016 to accept an appointment to represent Compton's District 3 on the City Council. She succeeds Janna Zurita on the board. Read the press release.


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