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Army Corps of Engineers devote $700,000 to Pajaro River flood control February 5, 2015. U.S. Rep. Sam Farr announced Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers will spend $700,000 for flood control planning on the Pajaro River. Read more ...
Promise of protection surfaces on 20th anniversary of Pajaro flood March 11, 2015. The debate over flood control raged for years before the Pajaro River gushed through a break in the levee at Murphy Crossing in the early morning hours of March 11, 1995. Read more ...
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Pajaro Valley Community Responds to Drought, Promotes Resilient Basin On April 10, 2014 the Community Water Dialogue (CWD), in partnership with the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PVWMA) and the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau hosted the 2014 Drought and Irrigation Conference. Read more ...
Levee flood project halfway done Todd Guild, Register-Pajaronian
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Flood Control Touted As River Levee Project Ends Jennifer Squires, Watsonville Patch
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Flooding risk reduced along Pajaro River: Phase 1 of $8.3 million levee pro Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
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PAJARO VALLEY WATER BOARD APPROVES PLAN PVWMA
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River Levee Project Digs In Jennifer Squires, Watsonville Patch
July 25, 2012 Read more ...
State Water Board May Delay New Ag Rules Staff Report, Santa Maria Times
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Long-awaited Pajaro River flood control project under way Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Toxic algae blooms pinned on legacy pollutants: Cleaning up Pinto Lake... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
7/17/12
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Conservation tops list of ways to solve Pajaro Valley water woes... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
6/20/2012
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Supervisor Greg Caput hosts levee bench excavation presentation Monday Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
6/8/2012
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Group taps technology to solve P.V. groundwater deficit Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
5/15/2012
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Officials approve Pajaro River flood protection project Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
5/8/2012
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No Love for the Ag Waiver: Ag and Enviros Both Appeal Sara Rubin, Monterey County Weekly News Blog
4/18/2012
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Calcagno urges county to get involved now on Pajaro flood control project Jim Johnson, Monterey Herald
3/23/2012
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Pajaro River flood control project moves closer... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
3/20/2012
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Water board adopts new pollution rules for Central Coast farmers David Sneed, The Tribune
3/15/2012
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Water quality board approves new ag rules... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
3/15/2012
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Farmland, slough contaminated by saltwater... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
2/21/2012
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P.V. water board says no to pumping limits Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
1/18/2012
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Appeals court upholds P.V. Water Management Agency's pumping fee Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
01/05/2011
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Ruling OKs Pajaro Valley water fees Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
11/18/2011
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Watsonville, county officials seek quick fix to flood threat... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
11/09/2011
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The levee, a Lakeview crosswalk and fighting crime Greg Caput, Register Pajaronian
11/11/2011
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DFG Seeks to Join Lawsuit to Protect Fish and Wildlife on Levees Jordan Traverso, DFG Communications
11/09/2011
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Pajaro Valley grapples with tough water choices... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
10/7/2011
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Funding award a watershed moment in San Francisquito Creek... Jason Green, Mercury News
9/24/2011
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PV Water Management Agency receives $279,815 for levee project Santa Cruz Sentinel
9/24/11
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Another Desal Option on the Horizon Brooke Holmquist
9/13/2011
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Peter Cota-Robles, former Santa Cruz County staffer passed away August 22 North County Times
8/28/2011
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Gov. Jerry Brown may restructure water boards, throwing ag rules into doubt Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel
8/31/2011
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Trees strengthen levees in some cases, study finds Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee
8/27/2011
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Pajaro Valley water officials conclude $11 million refund effort... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
7/30/2011
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PVWMA certifies fee in midst of suit Jon Chown, Register Pajaronian
7/20/2011
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Public hearing set in September on ag runoff regulations Staff Report, Santa Maria Times
7/12/2011
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Roger Briggs: Water Board has an obligation to safeguard water supplies Roger Briggs, Santa Cruz Sentinel
7/10/2011
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Strawberries push county crop value to record $532 million... Donna Jones, Mercury News
6/30/2011
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Viewpoints: Can trees and levees both live in harmony? They can, if... Jay Lund, The Sacramento Bee
7/3/2011
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Feinstein calls for changes in federal flood insurance law Washington, D.C., via Central Valley Business Times
6/28/2011
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Pajaro flood protection project pushed back... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
6/24/2011
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Another desalination plant proposed Kelly Nix, The Carmel Pine Cone
6/24/2011
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‘Quiet force’ behind Napa flood control project dies at 62 Kevin Courtney, Napa Valley Register
6/9/2011
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Water wars: Little-known rules proposed for the Central Coast... Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel
6/19/2011
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Explore Watsonville's bounty Marta Yamamoto, Contra Costa Times
6/11/2011
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Land Trust of Santa Cruz County finalizes conservation plan Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel
5/25/2011
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PVWMA board loses veteran Staff report, Santa Cruz Sentinel
5/13/2011
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Rethinking Flood Control: Levee System's Impact... Joe Barrett and Jeffrey Ball, Wall Street Journal
5/9/2011
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Army Corps trains at Pajaro River levee... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
5/5/2011
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Obama Administration Releases National Clean Water Framework Tori B. Gordon et al., Holland & Knight
5/3/2011
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The Salinas River divided Dennis L. Taylor, The Californian
4/15/2011
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Editorial: Compromise on river cleaning or face flood of trouble The Californian
4/15/2011
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Sustainability from the Ground Up: A Framework for Groundwater Management.. Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
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Harkins Slough water project threatened by duckweed... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
3/24/2011
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Central Coast ag groups talk water quality rules Lane Wallace, Monterey Herald
3/18/2011
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Ag Water Discharge Rules Undecided After Two Years of Deliberations Sara Rubin, Monterey County Weekly
3/17/2011
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Growers, environmentalists square off on proposed water quality rules Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
3/18/2011
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Land trusts join forces to protect open space... Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
3/10/2011
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Proposed budget cuts make organic farmers wary Jennifer Pittman, Santa Cruz Sentinel
03/06/2011
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Opinion: Bay Area farmers use water efficiently Tim Chiala, Mercury News
03/05/2011
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UCSC scientists study groundwater renewal Susan L. Young, The Californian
2/25/2011
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Dollars flow for College Lake study: State awards $1 million... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
2/26/2011
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Federal earmark freeze chills local funding requests: Pajaro Valley... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
02/16/2011
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Land Trust Seeks Input on Blueprint Terry Corwin, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
2/18/2011
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Farmers fight new water quality regulations... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
2/2/2011
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LAFCO approves new water policy: Cities sought to dilute rules for... J.M. Brown, Santa Cruz Sentinel
2/3/2011
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LAFCO approved policy requiring water sources be ID'd for development J.M. Brown, Santa Cruz Sentinel
2/2/2011
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College Lake eyed as possible water supply: Seasonal lake has flood control Santa Cruz Sentinel, Donna Jones
12/17/10
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Pajaro Valley water agency prevails in pumping fee lawsuit: Judge says... Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
1/13/2011
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Plasticization of Pajaro Valley: Plasticulture vital to strawberry... Tovin Lapan, Santa Cruz Sentinel
1/8/2011
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Future development in Santa Cruz County likely to face greater scrutiny Kurtis Alexander, Santa Cruz Sentinel
1/6/2011
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Methyl bromide phased out, berry-growers wary of new alt, methyl iodide Melissae Fellet, The Californian
1/5/2011
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PVWMA forms planning group Santa Cruz Sentinel
12/27/10
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State approves use of pesticide linked to cancer SJ Mercury News, Garance Burke
12/01/2010
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West Marine founder, wife hailed for conservation efforts Santa Cruz Sentinel
12/07/2010
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Proposed rules seek to clear agricultural pollutants from waterways Santa Cruz Sentinel, Donna Jones
12/13/2010
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New Video on Pajaro River Flood Protection Helps Secure Federal Funds A recently completed 7 minute film about ongoing flood protection efforts along the Pajaro River is available for viewing online. Read more ...
Pajaro River Bench Excavation Moving Forward The Pajaro River Bench Excavation project is moving forward, with a goal of beginning construction in 2011. The project will reduce flood risk in the short-term until long-term projects are completed. Read more ...
Local Sponsors and USACE Analyze New Flood Protection Alternatives The local sponsors and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are currently analyzing new flood protection alternatives. Read more ...
County Receives State Grant The County of Santa Cruz was recently awarded a grant from the State of California, a critical infusion of funding to ensure the flood protection project keeps moving forward. Read more ...