News Flash

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Fire Danger at Los Vaqueros is at 'Very High'

Fire Danger

All authorized vehicles must be equipped with muffler and exhaust system in good condition and equipped with a shovel, water pack, and fire extinguisher. Internal combustion machinery must be equipped with a spark arrester. No cutting/grinding/welding wit...

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Employee News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Wellness Seminar: Navigating Change

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The District’s Wellness Program Presents: Successfully Navigating Life’s Changes

Change is an inevitable part of life. Most people desire it but also fear it. This seminar will help us to learn ways to successfully navigate the challeng...

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Employee News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

2018 Safety and Wellness Fairs!

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Save the Date: 2018 CCWD Safety and Wellness Fairs

Antioch: Monday, September 24, 2018

Concord: Thursday, September 27, 2018

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Meet with vendors, enjoy a taco lunch, win great prizes, take part in a skills competition & much more!

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Employee News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Employee of the Quarter!

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Congratulations to our Employee of the Quarter, Maria Baritell! She supports both the engineering department and the safety program, and provides superior customer service both to our internal and external customers.

Employee News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

MSA Backhoe Bowling Event Winners!

Backhoe Bowling Competition

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 ...

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News Flash

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Here’s what construction of the Delta tunnel intakes would look like

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.

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

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.

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

What $8.9 billion water bond would buy

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...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

New EPA acting chief signals more inclusive approach

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.”

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Southern California water agency agrees to spend $11 billion on Delta tunnels - again

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.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Bureau of Reclamation provides 27 projects $2.6 million in WaterSMART grants

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.

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Appeals court rejects effort to tear down Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

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.

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Efforts to fight nutria in the Delta ramping up

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.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

News Release: State Water Board adopts open data resolution

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.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Paying for Water’s “Fiscal Orphans”

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...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Be prepared to reduce water use. Here’s why.

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...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

State Water Board seeks public comment on final draft Bay-Delta Plan update

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...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

State Water Board officials discuss release of Bay Delta Plan update documents

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.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Here’s how to move beyond the water wars and save the 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...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Water Bond on Nov. 2018 Ballot Now Proposition 3

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.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

California has a new plan for allocating its water, and it means less for farmers

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.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Why California Needs a Plan to Protect Its Wetlands

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.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Meet the New Entity in Charge of California’s Water Tunnels Project

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.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

OP-ED: The best place for California's water is underground

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.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Commentary: Large reservoirs remain key to state’s water future

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.

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Alameda County Water District should be more transparent, grand jury says

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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Posted on: September 8, 2015

OTHER WATER NEWS SOURCES: Aquafornia

The news clip service of the Water Education Foundation. It posts all water news pertaining to California and the watersheds it depends on, including the Colorado River basin

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

OTHER WATER NEWS SOURCES: Brown and Caldwell Water News

BC Water News combs the nation’s newspapers, magazines, research publications, and more to bring you the most timely, informative, and relevant information about the water industry.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

OTHER WATER NEWS SOURCES: Maven's Notebook

An independent website on California water that features both original news as well as content curated from a variety of internet resources.

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