Vulnerable No More

by Jay Landers, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 11, Pg. 64-71


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: After more than two decades of planning, design, and construction, the San Diego County Water Authority has completed its $1.5-billion Emergency & Carryover Storage Project, a concerted effort to prevent long-term disruptions of water supplies to the region. With the added storage in place, the water infrastructure system that serves the San Diego region is much better prepared to operate after a major earthquake or to accommodate demand during an extended drought.

Subject Headings: Water storage | Water shortage | Infrastructure construction | Emergency management | Water demand | Infrastructure | Earthquakes | San Diego | California | United States | North America

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