Written by Roxanne Aplanalp
(12-30-10 handout from GSSD Special Meeting)
“The time, effort, and money spent by the residents, the GSSD, and the County, State, and Federal agencies following the 2005/2007 floods paid off for Gunlock last week. The property owners along the Santa Clara River, who gave/lost land plus the permanent easement they signed to the government, are to be thanked.
None of our homes were threatened and no lives were in jeopardy due to the rock wall installed. The GSSD lobbed for the rock wall from the springs to the lower bridge to protect the water line. We were only successful in getting it from the pond to the bridge. We now face the impact of the lack of the rock wall by the springs and Smith’s field.
…Here is a recap of what happened to the system: 1-one of the spring collection boxes has been compromised—we are getting water from only one spring. 2-distribution line disconnected by the ‘cliffs’ which cut off all water to the Smith Ranch for a few days. 3-about 600’ of distribution lost that parallels the Smith field—no spring water can reach the tanks.
What has been done to provide water to the community: 1-Diann called all residents and asked them to conserve water. 2-Well has been turned on and is providing the only source of water for all homes below the tanks. 3-Jay repaired the connection at the ‘cliffs’ to get spring water to the Smith Ranch.
…Please call a Director with any concerns of problems you have.”