Students from the Wings of Knowledge program will show off their latest weather station project they developed in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at Wednesday’s Science Maker Faire at Soledad High School.
Starting next week, construction on a Marina Coast Water District recycled water pipeline and distribution system project serving Marina, Fort Ord and the Seaside basin will impact traffic on Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard into summer.
A month after a California American Water official said they were not attempting to dissuade Monterey district voters from signing a Public Water Now petition aimed at placing a public buyout of the water provider on the fall ballot, the company is now trying to convince anyone who signed the petition to rescind their signatures.
As rising ocean temperatures move their food supplies closer to shore, a staggering number of migrating whales have been forced into the path of California’s crab fishing fleet — and the confrontations have increased dramatically over the last five years. State agencies have tried and failed to keep whales out of crab gear, prompting one nonprofit to take matters into its own hands.
The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency has taken a major step to ensure sustainable management of groundwater, the primary source of water for the entire mid-county region. Thursday at a meeting at the Simpkins Family Swim Center, the agency released results of a yearlong hydrological airborne investigation assessing the condition of underground water resources.
A new California Public Utilities Commission ruling extending the deadline for completing the permitting process for California American Water’s desalination project until the end of the year appears to acknowledge further delays are possible and a CPUC permit may not be issued by the Carmel River pumping cutback order’s Sept. 30 deadline.
The Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday will hear a plan to increase sharply water rates and create a drought-recovery fee for funding infrastructure projects, stabilizing revenue and boosting reserves.
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel, in a commentary by Russell Brutsché:
Responding to public invitation, I attended the recent meetings of our newly-formed Water Supply Advisory Committee. I was impressed by the hard work of these volunteers, and came away with several questions in my mind.
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel, in a commentary by Cuca Hepburn:
Through no choice of my own I am a customer of Soquel Creek Water District. My simple belief is that if we face “20 years of rationing” then leaders of the district have mismanaged our water resources for at least 20 years.
Top Monterey County officials met in early 2011 to discuss ways to dump the Marina Coast Water District from the regional desalination project, raising questions about the county’s efforts to make the three-pronged project partnership work and potentially affecting civil litigation aimed at unraveling the failed proposal.
If the Salinas Valley moves into a fourth year of drought, issues surrounding water are likely to get very, very complicated, an attorney explained to growers and students Thursday at an agricultural technology “clinic” in Greenfield.
A bill to help streamline a project to connect Lake San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento with an underground pipeline has passed out of a key state Senate committee. Assembly Bill 155, authored by Salinas Assemblyman Luis Alejo, cleared the Local Government and Finance Committee with bipartisan support, Alejo’s office said Wednesday in a news release.