A water-main relocation project is underway in an effort to outpace the town’s crumbling bluffs.
A water-main relocation project is underway in an effort to outpace the town’s crumbling bluffs. David Briggs

When Bill Pierce visited the dam at Arroyo Hondo Creek one afternoon in April, the soft brush of water over the creek bed was not what he wanted to hear.

The Bolinas Community Public Utility District (BCPUD), for which Mr. Pierce is chief water operator, relies primarily on creek flows to supply the coastal town of 1,600, where drought . . .

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