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Catalina Islander's Recreational Summary Avah)n's Seven Day Forecast surface of the land for drilling From page Z wells, laying pipelines or other More than a dozen federal, uses without the express written state orlocal agencies may have In 1962, the Company trans-consent of the landowner, a say about a particular aspect of ferred nearly all its water rights to the Island's water system. But Southern California Edison.What am tho sourcos of three agencies always have a say This is common: Most utilities A lon's water? in every water production proj- and water districts own groundwa- All of Avalon's drinkable ect on Catalina Island: the CPUC ter sources in California. water comes from three shallow sets rates and determines whether However, SCE's rights to take (less than 100 foot deep) wells in SCE is delivering "clean, safe and water fromthegroundandits rights Middle Canyon, or the ocean via reliable water to its customers at to use portions of the land for the the desalination plant. These wells reasonable rates;" the Los Angeles infrastructure necessary to deliver draw water from a thick layer of County Department of Regional water are subject to a detailed deposited soil (called alluvium) in Planning oversees the use of legal agreement entered into in the area of Middle Canyon around land in unincorporated areas of 1962 (the "1962 Agreement"). Thompson Reservoir. the county, and the California This agreement applies to both This underground water source Department of Public Health reg- the Company and the Conservancy is often called the "alluvial ulates drinking water quality. with regard to the land each aquifer" and the wells "alluvial Next week: Basic facts about owns. ground water wells." The desali- Catalina's water supplies. As a public utility, SCE isnation plant, which was built as a John J. Mack is the Catalina responsible for maintaining and requirement of the Hamilton Cove Island Conservancy's chief con- operating Catalina's public water developmenL can provide nearly servation and education officer. supply system. 85 acre feet of water per year, For more information about the Specifically, SCE must "prop- according to SCE's filings with Conservancy, visit catalinacon- erly and adequately serve with the CPUC. servancy.org. The Catalina Island water the inhabitants of the terri- An acre-foot is a volume ofConservancy has been an active tory for the service of which it has water 1 foot deep spread over 1 participant in the Catalina Island such franchise." acre, or 325,851 gallons. Consortium, a group of Island To this end, SCE is regulated Contrarytopopularbelief, water stakeholders that has sought to by the California Public Utilities is not pumped from Thompsonmaintain an affordable and sus- Commission. Reservoir. tainable fresh water supply for the The largest part of this system Instead, the reservoir is used to Catalina Island community. The is the portion that delivers drink- store surface water that then helps Consortium, working with SCE ing water to Avalon. recharge (replace) the groundwa- and CPUC, was recently success- But the 1962 Agreement pro-ter in the aquifer, ful in averting significant water vides that SCE cannot use the rate increases on the Island. Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander. The paper is seeking to expand its editorial horizons. New reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more information, contact the editor at edito~thecatalinaislander.com or call (310) 510-0500. Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Partly CloudyMostly Sunny Partly CloudyMostly Sunny 63 / 54 62 / 54 61 / 56 63 / 55 65 / 52 64 / 52 63 / 51 Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 10% Precip Chance: 5% i i lanning Index Recreational Forecast Peak Fishing Times This XVeek 10-2131415 IQW 8191101 11+I 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, I I+: Extreme Exposure Lasl VCeek's Almanac nat~ High Low No~als l~,dla 12/2955 46 64/49 0.00" 12/3052 40 64/49 0.02" 12/3148 40 64/49 0.00" 1/1 53 43 64/49 0.00" 1/2 52 43 64/49 0.00" 1/3 56 46 64/49 0.00" 1/4 63 46 64/49 0.00" Tide This "eek Weather Trivia On average, how many hurricaneshit the U.S. coastline ? "po.uad a~a,( aaaql e aa^o a^~/~lOletu!xozddv :a'a-~-llV Sun/Moon Chart This XVeek VCeather History - Severe cold gripped much of the western United States. At Portland, Ore., the Columbia River was frozen for two weeks. In Southern California, temperatures dipped below freezing in some of the citrus growing areas. Today we will see mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 63, humidity of 63%. The record ~ AM PM high temperature for today is 84 set in 1983.Expect Fri 1:59-3:59 2:29-4:29 mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low Sat 2:41-4:41 3:11-5:11 of 54. The record low for tonight is 34 set in 1952. Sun 3:23-5:23 3:53-5:53 Saturday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high Mon 4:06-6:06 4:36-6:36 temperature of 62, humidity of 77%. Skies will be Tue 4:50-6:50 5:20-7:20 partly cloudy Saturday night with an overnight low Wed 5:36-7:36 6:06-8:06 of 54. Expect mostly sunny skies Sunday with a Thu 6:25-8:25 6:55-8:55 high temperature of 61. Skies will become partly cloudy Monday with a high temperature of 63. Tuesday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 65. Avalon Catalina Harbor -l/a~ ~ Low High Cow ~ l~a Low ~ Fri 12:05am 5:15am10:59am 5:59pm Fri 12:10am 5:23amll:04am 6:07pm Sat 12:45am 6:09amll:38am 6:33pm Sat 12:50am 6:17amll:43am 6:41pm Sun l:30am7:21am12:28pm 7:10pm Sun l:35am7:29am12:33pm 7:lSpm Mon 2:21am8:56aml:45pm7:55pm Mon 2:26am9:04aml:50pm8:03pro Tue 3:16am10:31am 3:41pro 8:53pm Tue 3:2tam10:39am 3:46pm9:01pro Wed 4:08amll:37am 5:26pm10:.0lpm Wed 4:13amll:45am 5:31pm10:09pm Thu 4:56am12:24pm 6:33pmll:04pm Thu 5:0tam12:32pm 6:38pmll:12pm amn atom mmm Last /'/r~(- Fri6:57 a.m.5:03 p.m. 9:27 p.m. 9:31 a.m. "J~ First 1/13~ Sat 6:57 a.m.5:04 p.m. ' 10:20 p.m. 10:03 a.m, ~ 1/26 Sun 6:57 a.m.5:05 p.m.11:13 p.m. 10:34a.m. Mon 6:57 a.m.5:06 p.m.No Rise 11:07 a.m. New Tue 6:57 a.m.5:07 p.m.12:07 a.m. 1 1:41 a.m. ('$~"~ Full 1/20 Wed 6:57 a.m.5:08 p.m.1:03 a.m.12:19 p.m.~ 2/3 Thu 6:56 a.m.5:09 p.m.2:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. NEWPORT BEACH TO CATALINA 800-880-7744 Catalinainfo.com We provide in-home Careflivers so you can stay in Avalon! 4-Hour Live in Ca ;e Alzheimer's & Dementia Medication Reminders Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation Companionship Our Caregivers Liability Insured Background Checked Pre-employment Screening CNA's Available Ca H: 949-63o- o437 $1, OFF First Month with Live-In Care. 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