SBC Water District rain gauge. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Environment / Nature

Rainfall declining in San Benito County

Water district officials discuss possible return to drought conditions.

San Juan Bautista City Well #6. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

San Juan Bautista explores new solutions for water problems

City Council targets reducing chlorides with a potential ban on water softeners and technology to remove nitrates from well water.

Third Street in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista moves ahead with water compliance projects

City Council addresses financing and formalizes project managers.

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Government / Politics

Election 2018 Roundup

A compilation of coverage of San Benito County political races and ballot measures.

Drone photo shows close proximity of Southside Road slides to ponds on hill. Photo by Jake Medina.

Government / Politics

Southside Road remains closed

County stumped by cause of five landslides at Blossom Lane.

San Benito County Water District Operations Manager Jeff Cattaneo said the county's aquifers are in good shape, but the state makes it hard to keep them that way. Photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

State water board to vote on changing water allocations

If passed, plan would reduce county’s share of surface water.

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Government / Politics

Hollister, county agree to support Pacheco Reservoir expansion

If Santa Clara County is successful in its application, more than $800 million will be spent to expand the reservoir just north of Highway 152 on the Pacheco Pass

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Government / Politics

County water district will control water basins as state takeover looms

County agrees to let the county water district act as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency, but there is concern that the state will eventually take control away

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Agriculture

Business Council to host San Benito County Water Forum

April 21 water forum to feature national, state, regional and local experts to inform farmers, businesses, leaders, staff and community on the state of local water

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Government / Politics

Agricultural water price increase is not arbitrary, official says

Jeff Cattaneo, district manager of the county water district, explains water usage and costs

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Sunnyslope Water district has issued no fines to water wasters

Customers' conservation efforts have gone well, so city employees no longer helping with enforcement