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The Heart of California’s Water System Could Get Federal Recognition

A proposal to designate the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as a National Heritage Area has been kicking around Congress for six years. Erik Vink explains what the designation would do – and not do Read Here  Read More

Oroville Dam incident explained: What happened, why and what’s next

Problems at two spillways at California’s Oroville Dam in February have resulted in months of analysis and reports about what went wrong and how much repairs will cost. Water Deeply, June 14  Read More

State orders in-depth assessments of more than 50 California dams following Oroville crisis

State regulators have begun ordering up-close inspections of aging dams throughout California. Los Angeles Times, June 13  Read More

Calaveras is poised to become a less pot-friendly place

The economically depressed county of 45,000 residents, a former mining and timber region, had an established pot growing tradition. And last year, after the devastating Butte Fire scorched vast areas of the county, destroying 860 houses, its Board of... Learn More

Weekly ReCAP of Calaveras Planning and Land Use News

Weekly ReCAP for June 2  Read More

Discussions for West Point Dollar General continued to later date

Attempts to split a parcel in West Point to allow for the construction of a Dollar General retail store were continued on May 11 after the Calaveras County Planning Commission ruled it needed more information on environmental effects the store could... Learn More

California bill requiring well-drilling information sparks debate: “Who could be against transparency?”

State senate passes bill that would require notification and information for wells drilled where groundwater has been diminished. The Desert Sun, June 1  Read More

Winter rains bring new threats for Western firefighters

While heavy rains have reduced the fire threat at higher elevations, the abundance of grasses that have done so well with a wet winter put lower elevation areas at higher risk. The Hill, May 28  Read More

Cultivators show willingness to compromise at latest cannabis discussion

Marijuana cultivators and regulation activists came out in droves Tuesday to shed insight on regulation and how far they were willing to bend in order to allow for permanent cultivation activities. Read Calaveras Enterprise Article Here    Read More

Homeowners may soon find insurance relief

The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are apparently among the worst places to live in California when wildfire risk is the measure, leaving nearly every resident along the slope at “high and extreme” danger, according to a hazard map published by FireLine. Help... Learn More

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