A photo taken Dec. 11 shows low water levels near Barret Cove at Lake McClure in northern Mariposa County. Randy Gilgo / Courtesy photo.
At least one water district in the area is still struggling to keep the taps flowing despite recent rains that have bolstered reservoir storage elsewhere in the state.
The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District on Dec. 3 enacted mandatory conservation measures requiring customers to slash their usage by 30 percent each month over last year, District General Manager Pete Kampa told the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting.
A lawsuit holding up the expansion of the Sonora Walmart is expected to head back to Tuolumne County Superior Court for a trial scheduled to begin in February.
Walmart wants to start selling more produce and grocery items at the Sanguinetti Road location by adding 30,000 square-feet to the store, but a lawsuit filed by a mostly anonymous opposition group has kept expansion plans in limbo for more than four years.
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