Caltrans presented to the Carlsbad City Council an overview of the I-5 widening project, which is intended to improve road conditions along the 27 miles that connect the cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Solana Beach and San Diego. They discussed a few options and compared cost estimates.
Part of the expansion project involves the section of road over the Batiquitos Lagoon. The expansion project could be beneficial because it may include funding to improve trails next to the highway and build a new water treatment facility that collects water before it reaches the lagoon.
Carlsbad Patch- http://carlsbad.patch.com/articles/city-council-hears-i-5-widening-project-details
A third raw sewage spill within a month has closed the Carlsbad State Beach. This spill came from the Meadowlark Water Reclamation Facility and flowed down into the San Marcos Creek and out of the Batiquitos Lagoon.
NBC San Diego- http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/Another-Sewage-Spill–106855963.html
Residents of the Lake San Marcos have mixed reactions after an agreement the City Counsel approved. There is no identification of the source of pollution and no plan to eliminate it. The several agencies involved have decided on a piecemeal approach with no timeline on commitment. People concerned with the pollution feel nothing is being done and no progress has been made. After years of complaints, the pollution in the lake is finally getting attention, however nothing has done so far.
North County Times- http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/san-marcos/article_96dcc52b-cba4-5c0a-8603-4284539eb67c.html