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San Diego taps a bottomless well: the Pacific Ocean

May 17, 2016
A new desalination plant supplies 10 percent of arid San Diego's water.
The site of the Carlsbad desalination plant.
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Santa Barbara takes a second shot at desalination

Jan 25, 2016
A desalination plant built in the 90's mothballed when El Nino rains ended a drought.

UPDATE: Giant desalination plant faces key test in San Diego

Nov 29, 2012
An effort to build the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant faces a crucial test today, as San Diego's regional water agency votes on whether to buy all the water the plant would make.