Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Still skeptical

Farmer-heavy talks on river flows turn tense, at times

An irrigation canal on McHenry Avenue north of St. Francis Avenue in Modesto. JOAN BARNETT LEE / Modesto Bee

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Modesto Bee

Two state officials said Wednesday they are open to alternatives to a proposed boost in river flows, but their Modesto audience remained skeptical. The farmer-heavy crowd said it has heard such promises before regarding the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers, only to see the state ignore their concerns.

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Official: Bonita dam unsafe, residents in jeopardy

KGTV San Diego

The Sweetwater Dam in Bonita is unsafe and people living downstream are in jeopardy, according to the director of California's Division of Safety of Dams, who flew to San Diego from Sacramento to address the Sweetwater Authority Board of Directors. The board recently voted to not fund repairs to the dam.

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Energy storage is saving water utilities money

Water Deeply

Irvine Ranch Water District and Advanced Microgrid Solutions have teamed up to build the largest energy storage project for a public water agency in the country. And the project will not only benefit the water agency, but the whole region.

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