Dried Santa Ynez Riverbed

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Dried Santa Ynez Riverbed
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By Patricia Zaffuto

Fire ash silt drying into patterns in the Santa Ynez riverbed.

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pii Feb 20, 2018 05:19 PM
Dried Santa Ynez Riverbed

Fiscal irresponsibility is rampant in all levels of government. I am all for less spending. Massively. However, when the dam was built, they were supposed to accommodate the steelhead. They did not do so. Better late than never? I read that steelhead were plentiful enough to scoop them from the river with pitchforks.

a-1575962102 Feb 20, 2018 12:47 PM
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Yes, TOMTECH, overpopulation is threatening the life of the planet. Per worldometer.info, there are 7.6 billion people alive right now and 350,000 new lives are added every day. In 63 years, the world's population will be doubled. Something's gotta give...

pii Feb 20, 2018 08:14 AM
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No one wants to talk about overpopulation. SB is overpopulated as is the US and the rest of the world. Resources are limited. Hello! I'm sure as calamities abound around the world, we will open our borders further. Insanity. Our identity will be subsumed by the tide of mediocrity and homogenization, the inverse of diversity. Freedom and overpopulation are incompatible. Is that picture from Live Oak?

420722 Feb 19, 2018 03:58 PM
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How about a cap on people that are moving into the county? People just keep pouring in. Enough is enough. We don’t have room and we don’t have water. Pick another place to live.

a-1575962102 Feb 20, 2018 08:26 AM
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You're not going to get a population cap. Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Santa Maria are charging full speed ahead and filling up every vacant lot with cheap, ugly housing. SBCC and UCSB are doing their part to overpopulate the County -- while contributing NOTHING to our water resources.

Yeti Feb 19, 2018 01:28 PM
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Has anyone heard the local government or water authorities release any PSA's about the obvious dire need to CONSERVE WATER?? I have not seen a single thing yet. I see so many people around town with green grass in their yards and water running down the gutters. There is a real need for some aggressive education and policing in this regards.

a-1575962102 Feb 19, 2018 09:56 AM
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Lovely and then there's this from the folks who really watch the budget: https://www.independent.com/news/2018/feb/15/steelhead-trout-santa-ynez-are-getting-1m-bridge/

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