The Carmel River has been the Monterey Peninsula’s primary source of water for more than a century. That will come to an end on Jan. 1, 2022. The State Water Resources Control Board has ordered the area’s private water utility, California American Water (Cal Am), to reduce its draws from the river by two-thirds of what it pumped a decade ago.
Stormy weather continues to cause problems across the Monterey Bay, including a drinking water shortage in Santa Cruz. It has now been 24 hours since the…