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Chico is working with the California Water Service Co. to cut back on runoff water from residential lawns and cement areas. Infograph by Monica Fitch

Chico tightens water usage, runoff

Robert Engels // September 9, 2014

Chico is working with the California Water Service Co. to reduce the amount of drainage water. This year, the State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency regulations to cut back on water...

Jana Frazier, an Oroville Dam tour guide, explains how the hydroelectric turbines work.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes // March 1, 2014

The ongoing drought has kept Lake Oroville nearly 20 percent below its average capacity for this time, according to the Department of Water Resources' website, causing its power plant to produce only...

The City Council met at its Tuesday meeting to 
is facing potential litigation related to properties outside of city limits being connected to the sewer system without authorization.Photo credit: Bill Hall

City faces sewer strife

Bill Hall // January 22, 2014

Chico is facing potential litigation related to properties outside of city limits being connected to the sewer system without authorization. The Butte Local Agency Formation Commission oversees...

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