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Monterey County parks day pass

County Park attendance generally up year to year; drought takes toll

Monterey County parks are getting lots of public support , but the drought has hampered usage at Lake San Antonio. But now, in an effort to spur annual park pass sales, Monterey County is now offering frequent users of one park an annual pass at a reduced rate.


Santa Cruz ends mandatory water rationing by switching to voluntary

Steep fees for high-water usage are being put on hold in Santa Cruz.

Water rationing in Santa Cruz a success so far

City of Santa Cruz moves from mandatory to voluntary water rationing

Monday the Santa Cruz Water Department lifted mandatory water rationing guidelines but is asking for people to still voluntarily cutback on water use.


Coastal California residents using far less water

New data tracking per-capita residential water use for the first time shows residents in the state's coastal areas are using far less water than those in inland communities.


Results of Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee survey released

A recent telephone survey conducted in the city of Santa Cruz found that residents believe water supply to be the biggest concern within the city. Residents also reported strong support for water restrictions, including rationing.


City of Santa Cruz Water Supply Committee meets Thursday, Friday

The City of Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee will hold meetings Thursday and Friday to discuss the results of a recently conducted poll to survey residents’ attitudes.


Brown: California needs long-term vision on water

Gov. Jerry Brown says he will focus on a long-term strategy to cope with California's water problems if he is re-elected in November.

Santa Cruz Water Supply Convention

Santa Cruz Water Supply Convention scheduled for Thursday

Community members are being encouraged to participate in a Santa Cruz Water Supply Convention on Thursday.

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