STUDY CLAIMS CADIZ WATER PROJECT THREATENS NATURAL SPRING IN MOJAVE TRAILS NATIONAL MONUMENT

A new study, funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, has found that one of the Mojave Desert’s largest natural springs would be threatened by a proposed water project that would pump 16 billion gallons of water per year from an underground aquifer. Bonanza Spring is located just 11 miles

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NEW STUDY SAYS CADIZ WATER PLAN WOULD DRAIN DESERT SPRING.

A new study, funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, has found that one of the Mojave Desert’s largest natural springs would be threatened by a proposed water project that would pump 16 billion gallons of water per year from an underground aquifer. Bonanza Spring is located just 11 miles

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NEW FEDERAL LAWSUIT QUESTIONS CADIZ WATER PROJECT’S FEDERAL APPROVAL

Following in the footsteps of the National Park Conservation Association, which filed a lawsuit April 2 against the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management for its actions concerning the Cadiz water project, the Center for Biological Diversity also filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Interior Department

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ONE STEP FORWARD AND TWO STEPS BACK FOR CADIZ WATER PLAN

It seems to be one step forward and two steps back for Cadiz, Inc., the publicly-traded, multi-million dollar corporation with a plan to pump, then pipe, billions of gallons of water from a subterranean aquifer east of Twentynine Palms to thirsty water districts across Southern California. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings

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CADIZ WATER PROJECT GETS A BOOST AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHANGES POLICY

The Trump Administration recently announced a reversal of an earlier policy instituted by the Obama administration which will now allow Cadiz Inc. to build a 43-mile pipeline to carry water from the desert to Orange County along an existing railroad right-of-way. Under Obama, Cadiz’s plans to pump billions of gallons

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NEW OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Cadiz water project—a plan to pump water from a desert aquifer and sell it to a water agency in Orange County—has hit another obstacle. Last month, the State Lands Commission sent a letter to Cadiz saying that Cadiz’s route to pipe the water to the Santa Margarita Water District

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ANOTHER OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ PIPELINE PLAN?

The plan to pump water from an aquifer in Cadiz and sell it to Southern California cities hit another bump in the road this week. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power urged the L.A. City Council on Tuesday to support a bill, AB1000, in the state legislature that

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40 PERCENT OF JOSHUA BASIN CUSTOMERS WITHOUT WATER DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK

An estimated 40 percent of Joshua Basin Water District customers are without water today due to a water main break last night. A spokeswoman from the water district told Z107.7 News that workers were called out last night for a water leak, and the broken water main was officially reported

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COUNTY BACKS OFF ON PIONEERTOWN, MORONGO VALLEY WATER RATE INCREASE

Last week’s Z107.7 report that water rates in Pioneertown and parts of Morongo Valley would be going up—way, way up—caught many by surprise. Well, ratepayers weren’t the only ones caught by surprise. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has part two of the story and this time there’s a happy ending… California’s Prop

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WATER EDUCATION DAY

Think you can’t you wash your car with just a half gallon of water? Well you can. Learn how at the fourth annual Water Education Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there’s a lot more to know about water and where you can soak it all up … Sunday, March 26,

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FEDERAL WATER BILL COULD CHANGE HOW WATER FLOWS IN CALIFORNIA

Anyone monitoring recent attempts by the U.S. Congress to enact meaningful water legislation may have suffered a serious case of whiplash. For the moment, at least, the matter seems to have been resolved. Reporter David Haldane has more… California’s two Democratic senators faced off on water over the weekend, and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER RELEASES DRAFT URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The blueprint for the future of water use and conservation in Joshua Tree has been released in draft form. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public review of the Urban Water Management Plan is open…

Joshua Basin Water District has released a draft of its Urban Water Management Plan for public

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WARREN VALLEY BASIN WATERMASTER BOARD TO MEET TODAY

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will meet today. The board will approve a budget for 2015-2016, and will hear the annual report. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Hi-Desert Water District at Inca Trail and the Highway in Yucca

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GOVERNOR MANDATES A 25 PERCENT CUT IN WATER USE

Governor Jerry Brown declared a mandatory 25 percent cutback in California’s water use. If the mandatory conservation targets are not met, California cities, counties and water companies face up to $10,000 in fines for each day they are out of compliance. “We’re in a new era,” Brown said. “The idea

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STATE INCREASES WATER ALLOCATIONS FOR LOCAL WATER AGENCIES

With three local water agencies, Hi-Desert, Joshua Basin, and Big Horn Desert View, taking or planning on taking state water to augment their aquifers, some good news: December storm runoff, and close coordination among federal and state water agencies to take advantage of it, will allow the California Department of

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COUNTY EXPLAINS PIONEERTOWN WATER SITUATION, SORT OF

Jeff Rigney, the director for San Bernardino County Special Districts, talked with Z107.7 about the status of water service in Pioneertown in general, and of a particular case of supposed special treatment in that area in particular. Reporter Dan Stork reports what we were told… Jeff Rigney told us that

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PIONEERTOWN WATER FRUSTRATION: A SPECIAL REPORT

Pioneertown residents are frustrated. When citizens hit dead-ends in their dealings with government, they often turn to media in frustration for help. Sometimes we can’t get straight answers when we seek confirmation, or any answers at all. Then we look for other sources, and go with what we’ve got. Reporter

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