Jan. 23, 2020
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Metropolitan Breaks Water Storage Records

Metropolitan broke water storage records in 2019, ending the year with 3.1 million acre-feet of dry-year storage. Diamond Valley Lake, pictured above, has 83,000 acre-feet more in storage than this time last year — at nearly 100% capacity. Metropolitan ended last year with 1 million acre-feet in storage in Lake Mead — the highest ever. Watch a presentation given during the Engineering & Operations Committee for more.


Environmental Review Process Initiated for
Delta Conveyance


Photo courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources.
The California Department of Water Resources recently initiated the environmental review process for a single-tunnel conveyance solution in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. "Metropolitan welcomes progress on this long-overdue upgrade to the statewide water delivery system, which will better prepare California for climate change and result in more environmentally sensitive management of the Delta," said General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger. Read the full statement.


Metropolitan Releases Annual Report

Metropolitan's 2018/19 fiscal year accomplishments are highlighted in the Annual Report, released last week. Highlights include the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, the election of Chairwoman Gloria Gray, the success of popular conservation rebates, progress on the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center, operations and repair projects, stewardship activities and major additions to Metropolitan's water storage reserves.


Metropolitan Receives Funding for
Water Quality Research


Metropolitan received a $750,000 grant for the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Title XVI WaterSMART Program. The grant will help fund water quality research at the site, leading to more reliable water supplies.

Two New Directors Join Metropolitan's Board

Heather Repenning, who has nearly two decades of experience in local governance, now represents the city of Los Angeles on Metropolitan's board. Michael Camacho, who served on Metropolitan's board previously, again represents the Inland Empire Utilities Agency on the board. Read the press release.



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