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Chico tightens water usage, runoff

Chico tightens water usage, runoff

Robert Engels

September 9, 2014


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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 usage. The most prominent issue in the Water Regulation and Rationing Plan is the attempt to lower the amo...

Drought depletes dam energy production

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes

March 1, 2014


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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 half the electricity it should be. People don't use much power during the winter, so this ener...

City faces sewer strife

City faces sewer strife

Bill Hall

January 22, 2014


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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 boundary changes to cities and local districts. In a letter to the city manager, the commission said that 62 properties were illegally con...

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