Water repair Friday on Puerto Drive

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The Community Services District announced Wednesday that there will be a water leak repair – with a brief water outage for nearby residents – Friday on Puerto Drive. The exact location is 6415 Puerto, and the water outage is expected to occur for about 10 minutes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Traffic controls will be in effect, and heavy equipment will be at work on the street, so you're advised to take another route. It's expected work will be complete by 4 p.m. Read more » about Water repair Friday on Puerto Drive

CSD may switch grant projects to keep funds

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With a $500,000 grant on the line and a June 30 deadline, the Community Services District is considering switching the grant application from an augmentation well to expanded use of recycled water. The CSD Improvements Committee recommended taking the plan to the board for approval this month. Read more » Read more » about CSD may switch grant projects to keep funds

CSD starts request for water-right extension

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Diversion

Cosumnes River water is being diverted into Lake Calero in this file photo from 2016.

The Community Services District has started the process of seeking to extend the water right permit that is Rancho Murieta’s lifeline. Read more » Read more » about CSD starts request for water-right extension

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

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