Coastal Development Permit Issued for Joint Effort between Poseidon Water and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Restore 125 acres in the Otay River Estuary
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 15, 2019) – Poseidon Water, owner and operator of the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), received unanimous approval from the California Coastal Commission last week on a Coastal Development Permit for restoration of the Otay River Estuary in South San Diego Bay.
The Otay River Estuary Restoration Project will create, restore and enhance approximately 125 acres of coastal wetlands to benefit native fish, wildlife, and plant species, and to provide habitat for migratory seabirds and shorebirds and salt marsh–dependent species.
Poseidon Water takes over dredging, plans new intakes and pump station
SAN DIGO UNION TRIBUNE - By PHIL DIEHL
MAY 13, 2019 - CARLSBAD — The company that built and operates the Carlsbad seawater desalination plant took over stewardship of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon this week, the only San Diego County lagoon that allows power boats, kayaks, paddleboards and other recreational and commercial activities.Poseidon Water will be responsible for dredging Agua Hedionda to keep it open and deep enough for public and private uses including a YMCA Aquatic Park, the Hubbs-SeaWorld Fish Hatchery, the Carlsbad Aquafarm shellfish operation and the lagoon foundation’s nature center.
State Standard Assures More Protection for Fish and Marine Life
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board today renewed a permit governing discharges from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant into the Pacific Ocean that includes structural and operational changes to provide greater protection for marine life and water quality.
Facility advances local, statewide efforts to achieve climate-resilient water supplies
San Diego regional water quality regulators today issued a permit for the installation of new, technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive seawater intake and discharge facilities at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. The plant – and the new permit – support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s April 29 executive order for California “to think differently and act boldly by developing a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system.”
Carlsbad Desalination Plant Owner Commits to Preserve and Protect over 400 Acres of Coastal Habitat
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 6, 2019) – Poseidon Water, a national leader in the development of water supply and treatment projects using a public-private partnership approach, furthered its commitment to protect and preserve San Diego’s coastal environment by assuming stewardship of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad.
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