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SLO council adopts water restrictions

The San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a package of water use restrictions Tuesday that will place the city in compliance with a state mandate. [Tribune] At the direction of the State Water Resources Control Board, all municipal water suppliers... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill headed to the governor

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Assembly Monday on a 51-4 vote and is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure, by Assemblyman... (Continue reading)

Leaks shut down Nacimiento Pipeline

San Luis Obispo County’s $176 million pipeline project is delivering no water to participating cities and communities and may not resume operation for weeks. [Tribune] The Nacimiento Pipeline, which delivers water to Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and parts... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill escapes Senate

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Senate Wednesday evening on a 29-3 vote. The measure, by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), now goes back to... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water rights group files amended complaint

OPINION By Protect Our Water Rights Concerns over sweeping changes to private property rights has brought tremendous support from the rural community for the Protect Our Water Rights (POWR) Quiet Title Action. The group filed an amended complaint July 31... (Continue reading)

Let’s fact check the fracktivists

OPINION By ANDY CALDWELL Willie Brown, one of the most powerful politicians in California history, remarked that “A lie unanswered in politics, becomes truth within 24 hours.” My challenge? Which lie to begin with as I rebut the propaganda disseminated... (Continue reading)

Atascadero residents trying to refill lake

A group of concerned residents is attempting to refill the nearly dry Atascadero Lake. [Tribune] Friends of Atascadero Lake is proposing drilling a well at a home on the 8300 block of Portola Road and piping the water to the... (Continue reading)

SLO County policy changes under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County planners are attempting to strengthen a highly contested section of the county general plan that allows officials to restrict private land and water use in times of drought and other resource shortages. The... (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)

Californians increase water usage amid drought

Amid the worst drought to hit California in decades, Californians have increased their water usage. In January, Gov. Jerry Brown asked Californians to slash their water use by 20 percent. Nevertheless, a California Water Resources Board report shows a 1... (Continue reading)



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