"We just lost all of our savings for a couple years," Castroville resident Antonio Munoz said. By the time county Public Works crews got to the house, it was not savable. As for the family left with a home inundated with water, Public Works officials said it may have been prevented with a ring of sand bags around the home. The family has flood insurance and is working to get things sorted out. For a list of where to find sand bags, you can head to the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services at http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/oes/storm.asp .
And * The Castroville Community Services District, as a public agency, also owns no land or rights to the water, and upon delivery of the water would also be classified as a new appropriator. Cannot legally go forward with what is proposed. It certainly raises some questions as to the extent the organizations negotiating with Cal Am did their due diligence. There is no question that Cal Am has access to that option. Bill Hood is the former executive director of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments. He lives in Carmel and Columbus, Ohio.
Dan Karamitis of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. A water district employee found the body Wednesday afternoon, Karamitis said. Deputies responded to the scene and retrieved the victim from the slough. Investigators were not sure how long the body had been in the water and couldn't immediately determine her age. The cause of death is also under investigation. "Right now the death is suspicious in nature," said Cmdr. John Thornburg of the Sheriff's Office. James Herrera can be reached at 831-726-4344.
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On Tuesday, Cal Am announced it had reached an agreement with Castroville, along with representatives of the Peninsula mayors water authority, the Salinas Valley Water Coalition, the Monterey County Farm Bureau, and Landwatch, on draft terms for delivering desal water to the community whose wells have been contaminated by seawater intrusion. The agreement still needs to be formally approved by all parties involved and the state Public Utilities Commission. 22 testimony to the CPUC. Jim Johnson can be reached at 831-726-4348.
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