CSD rebuffs Country Club plea for help

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Should the Community Services District help the Country Club address its financial problems? That question surfaced at Wednesday’s CSD board meeting, when Director John Merchant disclosed a letter from the CSD to the club and the CSD’s answer: No, it can’t help. Read more » Read more » about CSD rebuffs Country Club plea for help

Water conditions improve at Laguna Joaquin

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Murietans walking around Laguna Joaquin Friday morning saw few dead fish – nothing compared to Thursday morning’s situation – and the Community Services District confirmed that conditions there were improving. Read more » Read more » about Water conditions improve at Laguna Joaquin

Once again, fish die at Laguna Joaquin

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BoatIt doesn't compare to the number of fish that died there last year, but Thursday morning a Community Services District crew was on Laguna Joaquin picking up dozens of dead fish. Click photos for larger images.

Dozens of dead fish were skimmed from Laguna Joaquin Thursday in a lesser version – possibly with a different cause – of the fish die-off that occurred there 13 months ago. Read more » Read more » about Once again, fish die at Laguna Joaquin

Water repair on Via Del Cerrito, Via Sereno

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The Community Services District has an emergency water repair in progress Tuesday night on Via Del Cerrito and Via Sereno. To complete the repair, water may be temporarily shut off to residences in that area, the CSD says. Work is expected to be complete by 5 a.m., but circumstances could extend this time. Traffic controls are in place to allow work to be done safely. You're asked to avoid the area if possible. Read more » about Water repair on Via Del Cerrito, Via Sereno

CSD must address state dam ratings

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The Community Services District is facing unexpected bills and a pressing deadline to address a state classification of three of its dams as “high” hazards, though there’s no apparent risk for current Rancho Murieta homes. The CSD is challenging the classifications, a state reaction to last year’s near-collapse of Oroville Dam. Read more » Read more » about CSD must address state dam ratings

Group reports on efforts to improve lakes

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Local organizations have issued a report about their work to improve community lakes, in particular Laguna Joaquin. The Rancho Murieta Association, Community Services District and downstream ranchers are represented in the group, which was formed in response to last July's fish kill at Laguna Joaquin. Read more » Read more » about Group reports on efforts to improve lakes

CSD will explore buying lakeside, Club land

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The CSD board hears from residents during Wednesday's meeting. (Click photo for larger image.)

After 90 minutes of conversation, the Community Services District voted unanimously Wednesday night to pursue a proposal to try to buy open space around the community’s lakes and the land under the Country Club. Read more » Read more » about CSD will explore buying lakeside, Club land

CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

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[Story amended Oct. 16] The Community Services District’s meeting Wednesday will explore two large issues that have consumed the community in recent years. The board will discuss whether it should try to purchase the Country Club’s land as well as 500 acres of lakeside land on the North that is planned for development. Read more » Read more » about CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

October work at South's 'Lost Lake'

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The Community Services District will be lowering the water level in the South's "Lost Lake," formally known as Basin 5, from Monday through Oct. 27. Work, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., will at times include heavy equipment. You're asked to stay out of areas that are barricaded. The basin is between the fifth green, Reynosa Drive and Celebrar Street. Read more » about October work at South's 'Lost Lake'

First step is set in Laguna Joaquin cleanup

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The RMA and CSD are planning a three-day effort to improve Laguna Joaquin – a prelude to a full study of the lake, involving the community, this fall. (Click photo for larger image.)

Community organizations are about to undertake the biggest cleanup in Laguna Joaquin’s 45-year history, though the work will fall short of the often-heard request to drain the lake, muck it out and start over again. Read more » Read more » about First step is set in Laguna Joaquin cleanup

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