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Budget Priorities

This week, the Governor released his $297 billion budget proposal. As suspected, the record revenues that contributed to last year’s $97 billion surplus have now subsided, and we are left with a projected $22.5 billion deficit, which could increase further, according to the Legi... — Updated 1/17/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News 

Water Emergency Declared

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD), which provides 55% of San Diego County’s imported water supply, declared a “Regional Drought Emergency,” on Dec. 14, 2022, calling for the entire region to further cut back water use as all imported water supplies are stressed by... — Updated 1/10/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News 

Fire Prevention, Creating Defensible Spaces in Borrego

CalFire is coming to Borrego Springs to educate the community about the County’s Defensible Space laws; and waiving enforcement actions for the removal of combustible materials until July 1, 2023. The meetings will be held at the Borrego Library, Thursday, January 19, at 4... — Updated 1/6/2023

 By Dennis Dickinson    News

VIEWPOINT: If It's To Be It's Up To Thee

“The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart…” W. B. Yeats Ensuring a future water supply is inarguably the most important issue facing Borrego Springs; it is arguably the only one for if not successfully achieved then, in a relatively short time, nothing else... — Updated 12/20/2022


"An Ounce of Prevention…"

According to a recent Associated Press story, rural communities across the American west are losing access to groundwater as heavy pumping depletes aquifers that are not being replenished because of the megadrought plaguing the region. In California alone, more than 1,200 wells... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Martha Deichler    News

Honorary Mayors, Rotarians Return from Memorable Trek to Mongolia

The enormous platter of fresh cooked mutton, beef, goat, horse and potatoes was ceremoniously placed on the table in front of us as a welcoming gift from the Mongolian-Kazak family. A cup of warm tea with fresh camel milk from... — Updated 9/19/2022


Salton Sea Project, Conservation Mandate Troubles

A new mandate on water conservation could pose a major impact on the Salton Sea. State officials have been busy this year to create a wetland habitat at the southern end of the lake. Vivien Maisonneuve, who works on the Salton Sea Program within the California Department of Water... — Updated 9/2/2022


DWR Launches New Web-Based Mapping Tool

A new web-based tool developed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will allow the public to explore thousands of groundwater projects across California to get a better understanding of one of the state’s most critical water supply resources. The virtual mapping tool is... — Updated 8/26/2022

 By Michael Sadler    News

Vagabond-4: A Very Short Trip

It was a dark and stormy night at Lake Cuyamaca, mid-afternoon white caps blowing their billowy, frothy tops like little volcanoes across the lake to the southeast, a complete reversal of yesterday's wind, where the view of the... — Updated 8/8/2022


"A Summer of Blackouts"

On May 20, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warned that two-thirds of the U.S. could experience blackouts this summer. Earlier in the month, California energy officials warned that summer blackouts may continue for the next three summers. There’s... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Sycuan Donates to Bighorn Sheep Conservation Fund

The Sycuan Casino and Resort has donated $25,000 to Anza-Borrego Foundation that will be used to launch a Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Conservation Fund. The donated funds come at a time when bighorn sheep are facing survival... — Updated 7/12/2022


"What Are They Afraid Of?"

What has become of California’s State Parks? The people of California are the owners of our parks, and they care deeply about how they are managed. Along with the millions of recreation hours enjoyed in parks, the people contribute money and many days of sweat equity to... — Updated 6/21/2022


BWD Update

On May 13, 2022, the State Water Resources Control Board approved an Emergency Regulation in response to California’s prolonged drought. Following a series of below average water years, in 2021 – 22, most of the snow accumulation came from just two storms in December (202% of... — Updated 6/21/2022


DWR Awards $150M

Supporting communities that rely on groundwater... In an effort to boost water supply reliability for millions of Californians, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced its first round of funding to 20 agencies responsible for managing critically... — Updated 5/16/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Impacts of Climate Change, Not Debatable

Headlines that climate change is ravaging our desert, triggered the expected reaction of philosophical polarization but also the wrong debate. For the man who has lived here and devoted his working life to the plants and animals of Anza-Borrego, there should no longer be a... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Creosote"

You might call the creosote bush the Ford of desert plants. They are not particularly fancy, they've been around a long time, and they can be found just about anywhere, in the desert at least. But the creosote bush provides food... — Updated 4/5/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Borrego Hawkwatch 2022

Any day now, you can expect Borrego Springs to see a flock of incoming visitors, and a well-organized welcoming committee is ready to greet them. These visitors make an annual appearance, but don't hit the traditional tourist... — Updated 4/4/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

"Why Are Strangers Trucking Our Water?"

Curious mind want to know... Water trucks drawing water from a Borrego Water District (BWD) well in the Dry Gulch area drew the attention of residents wondering why trucks not belonging to the BWD were regularly stopping to draw... — Updated 3/4/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

$10 Million Water Grant Raises Proposals, Temperatures

When it comes to competition for money, count on a fight. The competition for the $7.6 million, Proposition 68 Grant got heated, and tensions mounted as scoring for the 13 entities submitting applications to the state Department of Water Resources (DWR) were made final. Of the... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Dianne Owen    Hiking

Hiking Here and There

It's business as usual for Interpretive Activities in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. To start the 2022 New Year, Bri Puzzo led a group of enthusiastic hikers to Big Spring via Tubb Canyon. This is a 1.7 mile hike (50 minute... — Updated 2/25/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Desert Holly"

Christmas snow might be rare here, but the arid sands of Anza-Borrego offer holiday cheer none-the-less in the form of a desert shrub with toothed leaves and tiny reddish fruit that resembles European holly. While unrelated to... — Updated 2/8/2022


Borrego Water District Update

As previously reported in the Borrego Sun, Borrego Water District (BWD), Borrego Spring Sub Basin Watermaster, Borrego Springs Unified School District and local non profits have an amazing opportunity to apply for a grant that could bring TEN MILLION dollars to Borrego for... — Updated 2/2/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Christmas Bird Count

The 37th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in the books, as more than 70 volunteer birders spread out around Borrego Springs Dec. 19 to conduct the yearly bird census. Count coordinators Mark Jorgensen and Bob Theriault said t... — Updated 1/24/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

Borrego Dreaming: Shaping the Future

The Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC) is holding a visioning forum for its 50-organizations and all interested parties on the future of Borrego Springs, 5, 10, 20 – 50 years from now, on Dec. 10, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. held at the Borrego Springs Library, 2580 Country Club... — Updated 12/9/2021


Borrego Water District

The Borrego Water District (BWD) Board and Staff are focused on replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure including water wells/pipelines and waste water collection/treatment. Engineers and Operations Staff ensure the design and construction of the project meets all legal,... — Updated 9/16/2021


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