Posts Tagged ‘California drought’


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Pro-water district opinion full of holes

OPINION By CINDY STEINBECK If you read Ms. Gage’s recent pro AB2453 water district editorial you may have been as bemused as I was. In the opinion piece Ms. Gage argues that adjudication is not an appropriate basin management tool.... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues Cambria CSD over water project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Cambria Community Services District, alleging that the district has breached state law in rushing through its approximately $9 million emergency water supply project. The... (Continue reading)

SLO water use increased at highest rate in state

Water usage in the city of San Luis Obispo increased at a higher rate in August than it did in any other California city, a state report shows. [KSBY] Statewide, water usage decreased by 11.5 percent from July to August.... (Continue reading)

Clearing up misinformation about Cambria’s water supply

OPINION By AMANDA RICE I am a regular reader of Cal Coast News, a Cambrian and a current elected board member of Cambria CSD. And I respect the role of journalism as the fourth branch of government. A strong, free... (Continue reading)

California nudists accused of stealing public water

Rangers for a Northern California open space district raided a nudist colony Thursday, accusing the residents of stealing water from a district waterfall. [Mercury News] Amid the current drought, the Lupin Lodge nudist camp, located near Los Gatos, has endured... (Continue reading)

Is Arroyo Grande violating its own water conservation laws?

By KAREN VELIE Amid mandatory water conservation efforts, Arroyo Grande city staff has dumped 30,000 to 50,000 gallons of potable water down the gutter while telling the code enforcement officer to ignore the situation. After deciding to paint one of... (Continue reading)

Water restrictions take effect in Los Osos

A set of restrictions limiting how and when residents can use water for landscaping took effect in Los Osos Monday. Last week, the Los Osos Community Services District adopted a set of mandatory water conservations measures that will remain in... (Continue reading)

Santa Cruz deploying water cops to combat drought

Touting strategies like deploying “water cops” and sending abusers to “water school,” the city of Santa Cruz has emerged as California’s leader in the water conservation push during the current drought. [Mercury News] Santa Cruz has instituted a policy of... (Continue reading)

California crippling drought deepens

California drought deepens with areas of exceptional drought going from 36 percent of the state last week to 58 percent of the state this week. The same week that California began handing at fines for wasting water, the state deemed... (Continue reading)

Lady Gaga appears in California PSA on water conservation

Several months after filling Hearst Castle’s 345,000-gallon Neptune Pool with water for a music video shoot, Lady Gaga is instructing Californians to practice water conservation. Early this year, a leak prompted workers at Hearst Castle to drain the Neptune pool.... (Continue reading)



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