Reprieve for Big Sur River Gauge

October 25, 2014

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The Big Sur River meets the sea

The automated Big Sur River Gauge, which had been scheduled to go out of operation at the end of the 2014 water year, has received a last minute reprieve. With only a week to go before the November 1 start of the 2015 water year, the Monterey County Water Resources Agency has agreed to another year of funding. The cost to the Agency is expected to be $13,550. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Closed Indefinitely” Rocky Ridge/Soberanes Loop Trail More Popular than Ever

October 22, 2014

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State Park employees apparently visited Garrapata State Park recently and posted this new sign reminding users that the extremely popular Rocky Ridge/Soberanes Creek Loop remains closed.

Back in the 60’s and 70’s, a well-established use trail ran up Soberanes Creek and into the redwood forest, where it petered out into a rock hop along the stream as the canyon narrowed. Somewhere around the time Garrapata State Park was founded, in 1985, the park service, or someone acting with their blessing, extended this trail further upstream and then up to meet the Rocky Ridge Trail, forming a loop. Read the rest of this entry »


Why We’re Voting Against the Water Bonds

October 15, 2014

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Sunrise on the Delta

Proposition 1 would authorize California to issue $7.12 billion in bonds.

These bonds would support much good and needed work, including watershed protection and restoration projects, regional water management plan projects, water recycling and treatment projects, cleaning up contaminated groundwater, etc. We’d love to vote to support this, but… Read the rest of this entry »


USGS Shutting Down Big Sur River Gauge

October 8, 2014

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The Big Sur River

The USGS has announced that the Big Sur River Gauge will be shut down on October 31, unless funding is somehow located to keep it in operation. Read the rest of this entry »