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The 16th annual MSA Backhoe Bowling event was held at Peterson Cat San Leandro on Thursday, May 17. It was a great day full of food, fun, and friendly competition. With over 100 participants and 20 different organizations represented, the event showcased ...
The California Department of Water Resources is planning to construct twin tunnels to carry Sacramento River water under the Delta. The intakes would be located just south of Sacramento. Here’s what would be involved in their construction.
The state expects drier dry years and wetter wet ones in the decades ahead. That means projects to restore river habitats now serve another purpose: battling the coming floods.
The Sacramento Bee described the Friant-Kern Canal as an engineering marvel, but its capacity has been reduced by as much as 60 percent at because of subsidence. Proposition 3, an $8.9 billion bond, would set aside $750 million to repair the canal...
Andrew Wheeler, the new acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, signaled a more inclusive approach at the agency, telling staffers roiled by months of ethics allegations against his predecessor, “You will find me and my team ready to listen.”
The vote by the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California keeps the controversial $16.7 billion project moving forward, although plenty of hurdles remain before construction can begin, including numerous court challenges.
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that 27 entities were selected to receive a total of $2.6 million to establish or further develop watershed groups in order to address water quantity or quality through grants.
The push to drain Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and restore the Sierra canyon to its natural state was rejected by the courts — again — Monday, though opponents of the dam said they plan to take their fight to the California Supreme Court.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is alarmed enough that it recently opened a nutria-focused office in south Stockton to begin tackling the potential problem in the Delta.
The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution on July 10 on open data principles committing it and the Regional Water Boards to providing broader access to the data used to make local, regional and statewide water and regulatory decisions.
California’s water system is generally well funded and adequately maintained, but there are a few areas that lack a steady funding source. The most prominent of these “fiscal orphans” are safe drinking water for disadvantaged rural communities...
Hoping to save California’s remaining fisheries, the State Water Resources Control Board on Friday proposed dedicating much more river water to the environment and less to farms, industry and individuals. Litigation, no doubt, will ensue...
Following nine years of research and extensive public outreach, the State Water Resources Control Board today released a final draft plan to increase water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries...
State Water Board officials held a media call to discuss the release of the draft final documents for the Bay Delta Plan update for the Lower San Joaquin River and southern Delta, as well as a framework document for Sacramento River and Delta.
The San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary and watersheds improve the lives of nearly everyone in California, and many far beyond. They put food on the table, put tens of thousands of people to work and deliver drinking water...
Proposition 3 would make available $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund projects for water supply and quality, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife protection, sustainable groundwater management and repair of existing dams and canals.
State regulators proposed sweeping changes in the allocation of California's water Friday, leaving more water in Northern California's major rivers to help ailing fish populations — and less for farming and human consumption.
The Clean Water Act has failed to protect California’s wetlands and a recent executive order by the Trump Administration could make things worse. California needs a state program to get the job done, says environmental law professor Holly Doremus.
The local water agencies that stand to benefit from California’s WaterFix tunnels project have formed a new joint powers authority to oversee construction. Here’s a look at how that will work.
Here’s a suggestion for decision-makers on the California Water Commission who are now finalizing the distribution of $7.5 billion in bond money for storage projects: Look underground.
One point that emerges is the clear notion that large surface water projects connected to the delta and its tributaries were a central theme in the minds of California voters, legislators and policy makers in November 2014.
The Alameda County Water District needs to be more open with customers about how much labor costs influence water bills, and be tougher in negotiations with labor unions, according to a newly released Alameda County civil grand jury report.
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