Category: Flooding

Pescadero Creek flooding
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Safe Drinking Water for Pescadero Middle/High School and New Pescadero Fire Station

After years of effort, the rural farmworker community of Pescadero will get safe drinking water for its local school and a solution for its flooded-out fire station. In December, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the county’s Local Coastal Plan that will allow the 50-year old Pescadero Fire Station to be relocated...

huge wave crashing onshore during a King Tide in Pacifica
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King Tides Show the Future of Sea Level Rise

Dramatic surf crashing against the rocks. Monster waves looming over surfers as they ride their boards. The power of the ocean is on full display every day of the year on the California coast, and never more so than during the season of king tides. King tides are exceptionally high tides that typically occur during...

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Meeting notes on AB162 – new requirements for General Plans to address flooding

(Another in my occasional series of notes from meetings, this one a briefing by the Water District to other agencies regarding new requirements under California law AB162 to address flooding issues in General Plan revisions. Hopefully it translates beyond just being notes to myself. -Brian) AB162 Meeting Notes Feb 18 at Water District Mandatory for...

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The highway lobby can be beaten

Jonathan Zasloff writes of the difficulty that environmental advocates have had in fighting the highway lobby, pointing to SB375, a California climate change law, that was nearly defeated solely by the highway lobbyists. Still, SB375 became law, and our earliest victories here at CGF were in fighting plans to strew massive highways all over the...

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