Articles Tagged With ‘Water’

Pismo Beach council staves off city election on Spanish Springs

The Pismo Beach City Council staved off a referendum election on the proposed Spanish Spring project by voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal general plan amendments it adopted in June. City Clerk Elaina Cano announced Tuesday that a petition circulated for... (Continue reading)

North County water war headed for court?

Water issues in the North County pitting large agricultural interests against domestic users may eventually devolve into court battles, and that does not bode well for anyone. (Los Angeles Times) Adjudication of water rights to the 790-square-mile Paso Robles aquifer... (Continue reading)

Wine issues shadow other counties, too

Santa Barbara County officials are looking at ways to control a burgeoning wine-making economy without fueling a war between agricultural and neighborhood interests — and it’s not about water. (Santa Maria Times) Rather, planners and winery representatives seek a way... (Continue reading)

SLO Water Politics vs. The Geopolitics of Food and Water`

OPINION by ALEX ALEXIEV On Aug. 27, SLO county supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill will try to push through an “emergency” ordinance to deal with the purported ground water depletion in the Paso Robles water basin. `According to existing statutes, to... (Continue reading)

Debunking some common local water myths

By WARREN FRANKEL, M.D., M.S. Deeper wells are not the problem, they are the solution to our North Coast water issues. That’s my conclusion, based on a thorough search of existing scientific literature. I’ve identified a number of unfortunate incorrect... (Continue reading)

Mecham views water basin with new eyes

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County supervisor said a new county-produced map showing Paso Robles’ incredibly shrinking groundwater basin was a revelation to him and has impacted the way he looks at the issues. “I didn’t expect to see what... (Continue reading)

Whiskey’s for drink’n, water’s for dumping

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Millions of gallons of groundwater of unknown water quality is currently being dumped into the Morro Bay National Estuary 24/7. The Los Osos Wastewater Project’s “last resort” location has become “Option 1” to discharge dewatering water... (Continue reading)

Strategic priorities for San Luis Obispo County

OPINION By SUPERVISOR DEBBIE ARNOLD 1) Dry Wells Our top priority must be assisting those residents with dry wells. a) If wells weren’t dry, the decline of the basin would be a problem, not a crisis. b) Urgency is required... (Continue reading)

A resident’s open letter to SLO County supervisors

OPINION By LEANN SEROKA Dear Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Frank Mecham: I have been following the water issue for a number of months now. My interest was piqued after receiving a letter. This letter was not addressed to me, but... (Continue reading)

Supervisors direct staff to craft Paso groundwater ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting an emergency ordinance on August 27 that would restrict development and water usage in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. On Tuesday, the supervisors voted 4-0 to direct staff to... (Continue reading)