January 01, 2015

The Back Page: Betting on the Ocean in San Diego

Jonathan Scoll

Betting on the Ocean in San Diego

It is a safe bet that no speaker at the ribbon-cutting for San Diego County’s new seawater desalination plant at Carlsbad, projected to start up in 2016, will mention Charlie Hatfield. But 2016 also marks the centennial of an episode in Southern California water history still remembered by San Diegans.

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