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Ponds get a reprieve

Serrano's pond near the El Dorado Hills Library will get more water, but no more than 50 percent of what the El Dorado Irrigation District supplemented in 2013. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Some El Dorado County ponds won’t go dry just yet, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors decided at its July 13 meeting. As the board has sought to meet state regulations that call for a 28 percent reduction in water use, in May the directors approved revisions to EID’s Drought Action Plan that included suspending potable water […]

No Comment / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Recycling water all the rage

Director of Government Relations for Parker Development Company Kirk Bone checks out a meter for reclaimed water used for irrigation at a new home construction site in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the drought forcing water districts to find ever-more creative ways to conserve, recycling programs have turned out to be fortuitous long-term investments. Currently the El Dorado Irrigation District is the only water district in the county operating such a program. Those operations are carried out at two of its four wastewater treatment plants: one at Deer Creek in […]

No Comment / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Carson Creek plans moving forward

Two Carson Creek planned development housing projects were reviewed by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its July 9 meeting. Part of the 1997 Carson Creek Specific Plan, 140 residential lots in Unit 3 of the plan gained approval from the commission. Consisting of a little more than 19 acres, the El Dorado Hills property is located south of Golden Foothill […]

1 Comment / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ditch, dam upgrades approved

The El Dorado Irrigation District moved forward on two capital improvement projects at its June 22 meeting despite some differing opinions among the board members. First up was approving the spending of $160,291 for the Upper Main Ditch piping project. The piping will replace three miles of open ditch that extends from the Forebay Reservoir to […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New EDH subdivision map approved

A tentative subdivision map for the East Ridge Village project was approved unanimously by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its June 11 meeting. Located in El Dorado Hills, 2,600 feet east of Valley View Parkway from its intersection with White Rock Road, the project was submitted by East Ridge Holdings, LLC. Made up of 734 acres, […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Stack named Mountain Democrat editor

Noel Stack

It’s been a year of changes at the Mountain Democrat with the latest one being the selection of a new editor. Noel Stack, currently the editor of Village Life and Cameron Park Life, will assume the editor role of all three publications effective June 22. She will take over from Managing Editor Patrick Ibarra, who has accepted another job and […]

1 Comment / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Snow survey cancelled

A snow survey scheduled for May 1 at Phillips Station was cancelled as there was nothing to measure. The last snow survey of this water year, a press release from the Department of Water Resources deemed it “moot.” “We can’t count on the Sierra snowpack to replenish our water supplies,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “Major reservoirs […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »