Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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California regulators working on water rules for pot grows

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released draft water regulations for growing marijuana in attempt to reign in the environmental damage that pot farms have caused and prepare for a new wave of legal cannabis grows. As required... (Continue reading)

Oroville Dam scare prompts evacuation of 180,000 people

More than 180,000 Northern California residents received evacuation orders Sunday over fears that the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam will fail and possibly cause massive flooding. [Oroville MR] The Oroville Dam, which is 770 feet high, is the tallest... (Continue reading)

SLO gas and water leaks cause evacuations

Both gas and water lines ruptured along Bridge Street in San Luis Obispo Friday morning. The gas and water leaks prompted evacuation orders. [KSBY] Shortly after 7 a.m., people began reporting the ruptures. San Luis Obispo police officers responded to... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County manipulating average rainfall totals?

By KAREN VELIE Going by San Luis Obispo County’s average rainfall numbers, most of the county failed to reach average precipitation in the 2015/2016 rainy season. And with the county’s ever changing average rainfall numbers, much of the county is... (Continue reading)

Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake

About 3 million gallons of water are released daily from Lopez Lake in order to satisfy legal mandates, including environmental laws and groundwater requirements. The dumping of water is upsetting fishermen, who despite the recent rain, still do not have... (Continue reading)

Government on the hook for water diverted for endangered fish

After a federal court judge ruled that the government must pay for depriving a property owner of their water rights, the California State Water Resources Control Board extended the time to finalize its Bay-Delta Plan. The Bay-Delta-Plan includes mandates to... (Continue reading)

Flooding in Avila Beach, video

View the flooding and the scenic landscape from a video shot on Jan. 9, from a drone that flew over Avila Beach and the Avila Valley. The video is provided compliments of James McKiernan Lawyers in San Luis Obispo.  ... (Continue reading)

Firefighters watch fire burn Templeton home

A fire destroyed a house in rural Templeton Tuesday night. Firefighters responded to the scene, but they did not try to save the home. [KSBY] Fire crews let the structure burn prior to beginning to use water to extinguish the... (Continue reading)

Justin Vineyards donates $100,000 to SLO County nonprofits

Justin Vineyards & Winery donated $100,000 to 20 organizations serving the North San Luis Obispo County area last week, according to a press release. The winery is owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick’s Wonderful Co. Earlier this year, some local... (Continue reading)

Ocean desalination is a political plot

OPINION by BRAD SNOOK Since this is an election season, the newspapers have been filled with promotions of ocean desalination as the “silver bullet” for resolving our water shortage. Supporters of desalination include Jordan Cunningham, Adam Hill, Richard Waller, and... (Continue reading)



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