Photos — construction continues on Oroville Dam spillway

From the California Department of Water Resources -- Photo Above: Crews work on structural rebar panels for the new side walls on the lower chute of the Lake Oroville flood control spillway in Butte County, California. Photo Below: The lower chute of the Lake Oroville...

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Coalition forms to protect California’s salmon

From the San Francisco Chronicle -- A coalition of government agencies and advocates for sustainable fisheries came together Tuesday to launch a long-term effort to save California’s beleaguered salmon populations in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems. Read...

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Legislature to vote on a new tax on drinking water

On Friday, California's Senate Appropriation Committee in Sacramento will vote on Senate Bill 623, which would establish a state tax on drinking water. The purpose of the bill is to generate funds over the next 15 years to clean up contaminated groundwater and improve...

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This will be your new favorite website

Are you working on, or thinking about, installing a new landscape? If the answer yes, we found your muse. is the spot for landscaping ideas and know-how, right up there with, which we featured in a blog post last year....

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Throwback Thursday: The San Diego Flume

Remember Ken Kramer's About San Diego series on KPBS? KPBS general manager Tom Karlo told the San Diego Union Tribune in 2015, when Kramer retired, “What made his work special is he truly wanted the community to know about the richness and history of all of San Diego....

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You had us at “putting green”

We love beautiful WaterSmart landscapes, and even more, we love to highlight those that our customers have installed. Join us as we highlight different Helix Water District customers and their beautiful, water-wise, sustainable yards – and get inspired to upgrade your...

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Helix recognized for transparent governance

The Special District Leadership Foundation has awarded Helix a District Transparency Certificate of Excellence in recognition of our efforts to provide transparent and accessible government.To receive the award, a special district must provide public access, financial...

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Meet Bob Friedgen

Photo: Bob Friedgen on top of Mt. Helix. Bob Friedgen went to work for the La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley Irrigation District in 1955 -- the year before it was renamed Helix Irrigation District -- and retired in 1998 after 18 years as the district's general...

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Jennings Fire — thank you first responders

July 12 -- the San Diego Union Tribune reported this morning that the Jennings Fire was no longer threatening Harbison Canyon residents thanks to the efforts of seven air tankers, four helicopters, about 250 firefighters and 11 hand crews. All of us at Helix would...

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