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June 1, 2023

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Guest view: Feds must fully fund San Justo cleanup

As I noted at the San Benito County Board meeting June 14, the discussion about San Justo Reservoir’s longstanding closure has been one of...

Guest view: Our Water Supply, The Elixir of Life

Winter storms brought significant snowfall to the Sierra Nevada and other California mountains in December. Snowpack is critical for the state’s spring water outlook...

What’s up with local water?

While last winter’s storms brought much needed water to the parched state, in San Benito County the local reservoirs - San Justo, Hernandez and...

Water treatment plant opens in August

The new West Hills Water Treatment Plant, off Union Road by the San Justo Reservoir will begin operation mid-August, ahead of its anticipated opening...

Early morning fire near San Justo Reservoir

The Hollister Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Wednesday near the San Justo Reservoir. Captain Jeff Granucci said the call came in at...

Without funds, San Justo mussels would extend long stay

A $3 million eradication of San Justo Reservoir’s zebra mussels will take one to two years to execute once initiated, and it might not commence for several more years because there are no funds dedicated to the project.

County officials to meet with feds at San Justo Reservoir

San Benito County officials are planning to meet Monday with representatives of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at San Justo Reservoir to discuss the eradication plan for the site.

Community Board: We’ll believe it when San Justo reopens

It’s surprisingly nice to hear that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is finally wrapping up an offensively long review process before treating a mussel infestation at San Justo Reservoir just outside Hollister.

Kosmicki: Great Mussel Bakeoff at San Justo Reservoir

In devising a list of “100 Ways to Eradicate a Reservoir Infested with Zebra Mussels in Under a Decade” for the research journal Stuff, an idea struck me as poignantly appropriate, amusing, vengeful and satisfying.

Plan to eradicate mussels at San Justo Reservoir remains in limbo

More than five years after its closure, it doesn’t look like San Justo Reservoir will be open anytime soon, according to San Benito County officials.