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June 4, 2020

Tag: california drought

Despite season’s rain, region has ‘long way to go’

The head of the local water conservation agency told Hollister council members Monday that although the area has experienced about 12 inches of precipitation this rainy season, it wasn’t nearly enough to get the community out of the four-year drought.

Recent rainstorms drop 2.39 inches, add to healthy total

The latest storms that started Friday dropped a sum of 2.39 inches in the Hollister area, bringing the seasonal precipitation total to an amount equaling that of an entire, average rain season, according to a National Weather Service forecaster.

San Juan Bautista to hike water rates

It's about to get more expensive to take a shower or use the bathroom in San Juan Bautista. Mission City officials also put questions out there as to why districts such as Hollister and Sunnyslope continue to use tiered rate structures despite a recent court ruling, in San Juan Capistrano, barring the practice.

With boosted incentives, locals dash to remove grass

San Benito County residents are buying in to a turf removal program put together by the local water conservation agency.

Get rid of your dead lawn

Is the grass greener on the other side? It shouldn’t be with the water restrictions we have all been given. Now well into summer, we have visual proof of what a serious California drought looks like in our own yards and neighborhoods. This is a hot topic. The Santa Clara Valley Water District reports that many homeowners are taking advantage of the rebate program to replace their lawns. I have heard the pros and mostly cons of replacing lawn with artificial turf. Recently, I saw a video of a company that uses a plant-based green dye to temporarily color your lawn until the rains come down, wash it away and bring back that luscious green we all dream about.

Hollister council OKs water discount for low-income seniors

Hollister City Council members Monday approved a 25 percent discount on the first tier of water use for low-income senior citizens.

Drought dries up revenue for water districts

With landscapes drying up in California’s drought conditions, local water districts are contending with something else drying up with them—revenues.

Artificial turf use growing with the drought

The long rolls of turf to the left of this house are about to become the green lawn of Hollister resident Kathy Provost’s dreams. But the grass is not the kind Provost thought she would cultivate on the family’s country property.

Local agencies weigh water restrictions

Hollister, San Juan, the county board and Sunnyslope water district are considering resolutions this week establishing new rules related to the state’s mandatory water cutback of at least 25 percent.

Burn ban declared due to drought

Calfire has declared a burn ban for San Benito and Monterey counties due to drought conditions, according to a statement from the state agency.