The time to put away the umbrella may have arrived. After a seven-month stretch that set rainfall records in some parts of Northern California, what could be the last rainfall of the season will brush the Bay Area on Wednesday.
City officials say their latest actions have more to do with Sausalito’s role in the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency than a crackdown on anchor-outs. The agency, formed in 1985 by the county and Sausalito, Mill Valley, Belvedere and Tiburon, is responsible for maintaining and improving the water and shoreline of Richardson Bay.
Hoping to boost water supplies during future droughts, Silicon Valley’s largest water provider is working on a plan to build a new $800 million dam and reservoir in the remote hills of eastern Santa Clara County, just off Pacheco Pass.
The taps of many East Bay residents are now flowing with the crisp waters of the Sierras after a five-month hiatus. East Bay Municipal District (EBMUD) announced that customers west of the Oakland Hills would no longer receive source water from local reservoirs, as was the case since Nov. 2016 while the Orinda Water Treatment Plant underwent upgrades.
Mostly clear, sunny skies are in store for the weekend jammed pack with Earth Day volunteer and educational events throughout the county. Temperatures are expected to be mild in the mid to high 60s inland with a coastal breeze out in West Marin, according to the National Weather Service.
Lettuce prices in the Bay Area are all over the place and, more often than not, surging. … California farmers have been hit hard by the wettest winter in years, a deluge that breached levees, flooded fields and damaged equipment — all of which led to delays in spring planting.
Ross Valley’s controversial flood fee was hiked 3 percent Tuesday, helping pay for a public relations campaign smoothing the waters for projects that will turn key park areas into flood retention basins.
Healdsburg Mayor Jim Wood is a dentist who believes in the effectiveness of fluoridated water in combating tooth decay. But he won’t be writing the argument against a November ballot measure to remove fluoride from the city’s water.
From the San Jose Mercury News, in a commentary by Richard Santos:
In the midst of exceptional drought conditions, a new, locally controlled, drought-proof water source for Silicon Valley could not have come at a better time. The Santa Clara Valley Water District, in partnership with the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, is celebrating the completion of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center.
With no end to the extreme dry weather in sight, Marin water officials are waiting to see whether state leaders will make the move to allow local authorities to slap water wasters with unprecedented fines of up to $500 a day.
This newspaper will host a free public forum, entitled “Dry Times: An in-depth discussion about Bay Area water issues,” scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. …
Joining the discussion will be: Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District chief operating officer; Arthur R.
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.