AN ADOPTION OF AN URGENCY ORDINANCE was unanimously passed at the Sierra County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, July 7th in Downieville implementing revised water conservation restrictions for the Sierra Brooks Water System through the end of this calendar year. Prior to the vote, Sierra County Planning Director Tim Beals told the Board they had recently restricted outside watering in Sierra Brooks to two days a week. He said he was in the middle of some tricky discussions with property owners who were pushing the limit and felt the need to have the ability to move with enforcement. Beals stated if water figures don’t show a 35% reduction, the State will consider a fine. He said they were tracking pumpage rates everyday and as of June 22nd they were over. Beals felt with was a huge economic issue, stating the Lodge at Elwell can no longer use Long Lake for water and thinks the same thing might happen at Sardine. He predicts that there will be a number of victims through curtailments by the end of summer.