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Fortuna council likes water bag idea

Eureka Times-Standard Fortuna council likes water bag idea By James Faulk The Times-Standard Thursday, February 20, 2003 – FORTUNA — The City Council heard a summary of the proposed plan to export Mad River water and gave its unanimous support to the idea in concept Tuesday night. The city has no official input on the subject because it is not …

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Water district meets Friday on Mad River water bagging proposal

Eureka Times-Standard Water district meets Friday on Mad River water bagging proposal By The Times-Standard Thursday, February 20, 2003 – The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will meet Friday to discuss the response it has gotten to a proposal to ship Mad River water south in giant ocean-going bags. The district has been investigating a proposal from the Alaska-based Aqueous …

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Fortuna to hear water bag concept

Eureka Times-Standard Fortuna to hear water bag concept By James Faulk The Times-Standard Monday, February 17, 2003 FORTUNA — It’s the Friendly City’s turn to hear the much-debated water bag proposal. At Tuesday’s council meeting, Carol Rische from the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will give a presentation to the City Council regarding a proposal to export water from the …

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Water district says Mad River bag bid still just a proposal

Eureka Times-Standard Water district says Mad River bag bid still just a proposal By James Tressler The Times-Standard Friday, February 14, 2003 EUREKA — Shipping billions of gallons of Mad River water in huge plastic bags to thirsty cities down south is still only in the discussion phase, officials at the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District said Thursday. The district …

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Environmental groups push water district to douse water bag idea

Eureka Times-Standard Environmental groups push water district to douse water bag idea The Times-Standard Friday, February 14, 2003 A group of nine environmental and public interest groups are calling for the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District to dump an Alaska entrepreneur’s bid to ship Mad River water south. The Environmental Protection Information Center, the Northcoast Environmental Center, the Sierra Club …

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Arcatans: Bag water bag idea

Eureka Times-Standard Arcatans: Bag water bag idea By James Faulk The Times-Standard February 11, 2003 ARCATA — “No. No. On second thought, no.” Mayor Bob Ornelas was clear in his opposition to a proposed plan to export Mad River water in a bag nearly as long as three football fields, as was the rest of the City Council Wednesday. A …

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Forming the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

Eureka Times-Standard Forming the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District By Jessie Faulkner February 3, 2003 The recent news that an Alaskan businessman was attempting to purchase what he termed as the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s “excess” water prompted a reflection on the history of the district and its water source. The effort began in 1955 with the formation of …

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Water bag proposal likely to be put on hold

Eureka Times-Standard Water bag proposal likely to be put on hold By James Faulk The Times-Standard Saturday, February 22, 2003 EUREKA — Don’t call us, we’ll call you. That was one paraphrasing of the message a wholesale customer task force will recommend that the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District board of directors give to Ric Davidge of Aqueous Corp. Davidge …

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Humboldt officials see jobs, revenue in water bag plan

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Humboldt officials see jobs, revenue in water bag plan With mills’ consumption down, district entertains idea of selling excess supply January 18, 2003 By UCILIA WANG, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Humboldt County water officials on Friday pitched a plan to export Mad River water to thirsty communities elsewhere in the state, saying it’s a job-creating and cost-reducing …

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More caution flags hoisted on Mad River bag proposal

Eureka Times-Standard More caution flags hoisted on Mad River bag proposal By John Driscoll The Times-Standard Saturday, January 18, 2003 An Alaskan company’s bid to buy Mad River water and ship it south should be considered, the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District said Friday, but opposition to the idea already seems to be rising. The district gave a lengthy presentation …

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New pressure to export local water

Santa Rosa Press Democrat New pressure to export local water January 16, 2003 By GRANT DAVIS The U.S. Interior Department’s recent decision to cut 15 percent of California’s take of Colorado River water may not have the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District (MWD) shaking in its boots, but it is causing serious concerns up north. The cut occurred after a …

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