The state Department of Water Resources intends to open the spillway boat launch ramp after construction at the dam is complete, but there is a possibility it will stay out of commission, according to a department official. The spillway boat launch is the largest on the lake, with up to 12 lanes when the water is high enough.
Nearly two months after closing public access to the Scotts Flat spillway, which resulted in an uproar from many Nevada County residents, the Nevada Irrigation District will “help brainstorm access options” Wednesday.
The San Diego River saw a huge increase of pollution from human feces last winter, according to documents obtained from regional water quality regulators. The flood of human waste came as storms drenched the region, washing pollution from the urban environment into watersheds and potentially flushing sewage from leaky pipes through groundwater into rivers and creeks.
Tuesday, they voted to join a growing legal effort that includes Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, the Port of San Diego and the city of San Diego to force the federal government to better block sewage from flowing into the U.S. from Mexico and fouling beaches.
A new boat launch ramp at Loafer Creek Recreation Area should be under construction by the end of next year, according to state Department of Water Resources officials. The boat ramp should be accessible year-round, with the lake as low as 700 feet.
Geological coincidence makes Ely — one three-square-mile town in the northernmost reaches of the continental United States — a focus of a national debate about the proper use of public lands. … But there’s a generations-long rift in Ely — between those who believe minerals are the region’s greatest asset and those who believe clean waters are — that has been laid bare recently.
After dealing with the Soberanes Fire last year, torrential winter rainfall led to the massive Mud Creek landslide keeping Highway 1 closed to the south and a separate slide 37 miles north that damaged a support column, which caused the bridge to be condemned and demolished. The newly completed bridge should open to traffic Friday evening.
Fire is tearing through a region that produces some of the world’s priciest wines. The Atlas, Tubbs and other devastating wildfires roaring through parts of Northern California have taken aim at the world-renowned vineyards and wineries of Napa and Sonoma counties, thrusting a multibillion-dollar industry into chaos.
The owners of Don Pedro Reservoir made their pitch Tuesday for how it can serve both people and Tuolumne River fish over the next half-century. The boards of the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts each voted 5-0 at separate meetings to submit their final application for a new federal license for the project.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join the growing legal campaign to force the federal government to do more to stop sewage from spilling over the border from Tijuana that routinely fouls South Bay beaches. “Enough is enough,” Supervisor Greg Cox, whose district includes border region with Mexico, said in a statement.
Environmental advocates are calling on state officials to notify the public about past tests showing high levels of E. coli in Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma, two of the region’s most popular areas for open water swimming and boating. But officials responsible for recreational use on the lakes say the test results cited are too old, while the agency that conducted the tests says it has no responsibility for public notices.
The sea flooded areas of Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, residents in Capo Beach braced as the ocean slammed the front of their houses with at least one shattered window, and lifeguards were busy trying to keep beachgoers out of harm’s way as they flocked to the coast to beat the unseasonable hot weather.
How to repair a Mount Tamalpais peak decimated by the military in the 1950s is the focus of a public hearing this week in Mill Valley. … Last year the Marin Municipal Water District board of directors approved funding for an ongoing feasibility study that will provide a basis for a plan to restore the peak.
With the busiest summer season in recent history in the rearview mirror and a new “adult summer camp” set for this weekend, Monterey County has given itself a year to find a long-term manager for the resorts at Lake San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento.