Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




Are officials planning to export water from the Paso Robles basin?

OPINION by JIM OLESNANIK On Oct. 8, I attended a meeting at the Creston Elementary School. The meeting was billed as a “workshop” on “Sustainable Management Criteria” and presented by the Paso Basin Cooperative Committee. The workshop was presented by... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD approves another water and sewer rate hike

As it has done multiple times in recent years, the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors approved water and sewer rate increases last week. On Oct. 4, the CSD held a ratepayer protest hearing, as required by California’s Proposition... (Continue reading)

Landowners victorious in North County water trial

OPINION by  GREG GREWAL All citizens pay attention. The jury’s decision on Sept. 24 was a devastating blow to the governmental agencies who are claiming a “win.” Here is a bit of history for context, important details and a call... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle’s Neptune Pool filling with water

The iconic 345,000-gallon Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle is getting filled with water again after sitting empty for the better part of five years because of leaks and the California drought. [Cal Coast Times] Several years ago, workers determined the... (Continue reading)

Police searching for driver who hit fire hydrant in SLO

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a driver who slammed into a fire hydrant Thursday morning and then fled the scene as the hydrant burst. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 a.m., he driver hit a fire hydrant on... (Continue reading)

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)