Paso’s wells could collapse into the Salinas River. Here’s how the city is preventing that

From the San Luis Obispo Tribune:

After two winters of downpours, the resources that supply Paso Robles with two-thirds of its drinking water are on the verge of collapsing into the Salinas River.

The city’s Thunderbird well field — used to extract water that’s percolated under the sandy riverbed — and the equipment used to process Lake Nacimiento water are located on a dangerously eroded riverbank.

Although the river looks dry now, it’s become swollen with water during the past two rainy seasons — more so than during the previous five years of drought.