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San Dieguito Water Quality Improvement Plan Update – Consultation Panel Public Meeting

The San Dieguito Watershed Management Area (WMA) Responsible Agencies are performing an update of the San Dieguito WMA Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP). The update has focused on the upper portions of the watershed, specifically the potential impairment of the municipal and domestic supply beneficial use at Lake Hodges Reservoir due to the presence of excess nutrients for wet and dry weather.

A virtual consultation panel meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23rd, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm and is open for the public to attend. At this meeting, the jurisdictions will review the content of the planned update with the panel members and discuss how comments and recommendations received to-date have been incorporated. There will also be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. If you would like to attend, you will be able to access the meeting by clicking on the link below and entering the meeting number and password. For reference, the agenda and materials will also be posted here prior to the meeting.

This consultation panel is being convened to aid in the WQIP update and is comprised of representatives from the environmental and development communities, and Regional Water Quality Control Board staff. The consultation panel members are familiar with the watershed and have provided essential stakeholder engagement which aids the decision-making process of the WQIP update. If you would like to access the updated WQIP prior to the meeting it can be downloaded here. The jurisdictions will be accepting comments on the updated WQIP until October 5, 2020. If you would like to comment on the document, please list out your comments within the excel tracking document and submit them to Andrew Funk, at [email protected] by 5pm on October 5, 2020.

Please contact the San Dieguito WMA coordinator, Andrew Funk (619-755-7875 or [email protected]gov), with any questions.