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Letter: Groundwater is vital for life, commerce

National Groundwater Awareness Week is celebrated from March 10-16. It is an annual week of awareness, education and advocacy focusing on one of the...

Guest view: Water softeners, a hard problem

Water softeners reduce the “hardness” of the water in your household, which can have several benefits for consumers. Less soap and detergents are needed...

Letter: The next age of water

The California Water Plan is the state’s strategic roadmap for managing the state’s precious water resources equitably and sustainably. First developed in 1957, it has been...

Letter: Water conservation is a way of life

The rain and snow this year really helped our water supply and ended our local water restrictions, BUT… Groundwater: When California's reservoirs decline, many cities...

State grants aim to improve local water storage recovery

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that the San Benito County Water District (SBCWD) will be awarded two grants to support local...

Guest view: May is Water Awareness Month

The most straightforward definition of drought is the simple mismatch between the amounts of water nature provides and the amounts of water that humans and the...

Drought update: Long-term supplies uncertain

The rainy winter has been good for reservoir levels and surface water supplies, but a number of important factors remain unknown before authorities are...

Guest view: Despite rain, water use cuts must continue

While December’s rain and snow show promise, water managers remember the same thing happened last year—epic early storms followed by the driest January through March in...

San Benito County steps up water-saving efforts

After a slow start to conserving water in our community, residents started stepping up their efforts in late August. We need more of this...

More watering restrictions on the way to San Benito County

Due to critically dry hydrologic conditions, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is updating water supply allocations for Central Valley Project (CVP) municipal and...

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