Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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Judge rules: Atascadero sub-basin part of Paso Robles basin

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By KAREN VELIE A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that the Atascadero sub-basin is part of the Paso Robles basin raising new questions regarding an offset ordinance and a proposed water district. In 2013, the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Report: Water district plan endangers basin’s future

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A new, wide-reaching state law ostensibly intended to “sustain” water basins throughout California actually opens the door to privatization of the Paso Robles aquifer, according to a recently released report. Writing for the Golden Gate University Environmental... (Continue reading)

No Hill in Avila Beach, debate civil

Dan Carpenter and Debbie Peterson

By KAREN VELIE The Avila Beach Community Center was packed during Thursday night’s San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor debate, the first of the political season. The debate was unmoderated, without time limits and included only questions from members... (Continue reading)

Judge questions overdraft of Paso Robles basin

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County group of landowners seeking adjudication of water rights have gained a significant foothold in their quest to acquire “quiet title” to their properties overlying the Paso Robles Water Basin. Ruling tentatively in a case... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in SLO wells

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The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health recently found a toxic compound in six of 10 wells tested in the Buckley Road area near the SLO airport. Of those, four wells had levels of Trichloroethene (TCE) above the... (Continue reading)

AG offers water school in place of fines

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In the spirit of traffic school, Arroyo Grande gave its first water school class that allows residents to waive a $50 water waster fine. [Tribune] In May, the Arroyo Grande City Council agreed to fine customers who fail to meet... (Continue reading)

Developers may pay for Pismo Beach to recycle water

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The Pismo Beach City Council is considering turning to developers to cover the costs of a $29.7 million water recycling project. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the City Council will vote on whether to charge a fee on new development and redevelopment... (Continue reading)

No rush for Paso Robles water district board slots

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN Days away from a Friday deadline, only six people have thus far indicated they will compete for nine open seats on a proposed Paso Robles-area water district board, a controversial proposed district which itself has yet to... (Continue reading)

SLO County may max out allotments of Nacimiento water

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San Luis Obispo County is considering maxing out its total allocation of Lake Nacimiento water. The county board of supervisors is scheduled to vote on the issue in March. The cities and communities involved in the Nacimiento Water Project have... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach adopts building moratorium

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The Pismo Beach City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit the city from issuing building permits for vacant lots. Developers can only build on vacant lots now if they complete permit applications prior to Dec. 1. Pismo Beach’s... (Continue reading)



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