San Diego County Water Authority's Emergency Storage Project Supplying Water During Natural Disasters

by Uli Kappus, GEI Consultants, Inc, Carlsbad, United States,
Ken Steele, GEI Consultants, Inc, Carlsbad, United States,
Dick Westmore, GEI Consultants, Inc, Carlsbad, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


The San Diego County Water Authority (Authority) is developing the Emergency Storage Project (ESP) to improve the dependability of the County's water supplies during a natural disaster such as a major earthquake on the San Andreas or Elsinore faults. Studies indicate that such an event could sever the water supply arteries that deliver imported water to over 2.5 million people within the Authority's service area. In 1992, GEI Consultants, Inc. was retained by the Authority to develop the engineering and associated alternative water supply systems analyses mandated by Federal and State permitting regulations.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water storage | Emergency management | Water supply systems | Water policy | Project management | Natural disasters | California | United States

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