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Bagging the Mad

Eureka Times-Standard Bagging the Mad Sunday, January 12, 2003 A new, clean industry for the area. The tapping of a currently unused but renewable resource. Up to 200 new jobs. Sounds like a plan. We’re referring to Ric Davidge’s proposal to pump water from the Mad River into huge, ocean-going plastic containers and tug them to parched points south. As …

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Letter to CalPERS

Friends of the Gualala River protects the Gualala River watershed in Northern California and the species living within it.

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Water for sale

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Water for sale In state’s arid south, thirst for North Coast water will grow January 10, 2003 Press Democrat Editorial The latest proposal to export what is described as surplus water may prove benign. There is no likelihood that verdant Humboldt County is at risk of a water shortage, and more arid locales need the water. …

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Alaska man shifts water export plan to Humboldt

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Alaska man shifts water export plan to Humboldt Plan calls for buying Mad River surplus for San Diego, Monterey January 9, 2003 By UCILIA WANG, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT An Alaskan entrepreneur who abandoned plans to export water from two North Coast rivers using seagoing bags said Tuesday he wants to use the same technology to transport …

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Tapping the Mad River’s water?

Eureka Times-Standard Tapping the Mad River’s water? Water bag proposal would snare bay water district surplus. By John Driscoll The Times-Standard Wednesday, January 08, 2003 After losing a bid to bag water from two other North Coast rivers and send it to San Diego, an Alaskan businessman is now looking to Humboldt County to tap Mad River water. Unlike the …

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Company scales back plan for biggest vineyard on coast Proposal calls for 5,000 acres, not 10,000, in timberland near Annapolis-Point Arena area

As reported by the Town Hall Coalition: By Tom Chorneau / The Press Democrat / January 3, 2003 Plans for the largest single vineyard planting ever undertaken on the North Coast have resurfaced, targeting 5,000 acres in the coastal foothills of Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The proposal is the latest version of a vineyard cultivation plan conceived four years ago …

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Coastal Commission considers filing protests against waterbags

Press packet Coastal Commission considers filing protests against waterbags   Contents Media Advisory Press Release Background info Coastal Commission Water Board Waterbags Press releases Press clippings Photographs Maps Resolutions Contact Info MEDIA ADVISORY December 11, 2002 COASTAL COMMISSION TO VOTE ON CONTROVERSIAL WATER BAG SCHEME; PUBLIC INTEREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS DECRY THEFT OF WATER. What: On the final day of …

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