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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair

2019 Science and Engineering Fair

Representatives from 11 water, wastewater and recycled water agencies recently joined forces for the annual Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair. CCWD representatives included Director Ernie Avila, Christine Schneider, and Stan Ali.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Free Tickets to Home & Garden Show! Stop by the CCWD Booth.

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We have free e-tickets to the Contra Costa Home & Garden Show April 5-7 at the Concord Pavilion. CCWD will have a booth at the show, so stop by and say hello. These e-tickets don't include parking. Just print & bring them to the show.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

2018 Annual Report

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Look back at some of the highlights from 2018.

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

March Wellness Newsletter

Eating Plan for Life

Read the CCWD Wellness Newsletter March 2019 (PDF). Interested in more tips on nutrition? Learn more about how to Master Your Plate and check out this supplementary article on Nutrition Facts (PDF).

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

District Financial Updates

Final FY18 CAFR

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2018 includes an overview of the District and thorough financial information related to our operations, control, maintenance, and debt administration. The District strives to be fiscally conservati...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

March is Ladder Safety Month

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Learn more from the National Safety Council about Ladder Safety One Rung at a Time.

Learn how to take workplace safety to new heights.

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News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project water allocations

Reclamation today issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects the benefits of the series of storms that brought significant precipitation to California during February and early March.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

New Contra Costa Canal owner could mean more safety upgrades

A pending transfer in ownership of the Contra Costa Canal will allow for upgrades in its water quality and safety, but it could also make for changes for hikers and cyclists along some of its trails.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

California agencies at odds over Colorado River drought plan

Most of the 7 states that get water from the Colorado River have signed off on plans to keep the waterway from crashing amid a prolonged drought, climate change & increased demands. But CA and AZ have not, missing deadlines from the federal government.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Connstance Holdaway Talks Water

[Contra Costa Today and VP Holdaway] discuss the impact all this rain is having on the district, water storage and conservation, water rates, Los Vaqueros Expansion, and what legislation could mean for the Contra Costa Canal which needs to be upgraded.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Momentum builds for public investment in California water-storage projects

It won't arrive in time for this wet winter, but hopes are rising that Central Valley politicians will soon deliver on one of their top political goals in recent years: investment in California water storage.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Bay Area’s highest peak, Mt. Hamilton, sets monthly snowfall record

As the Bay Area looks ahead this week to the first 70-degree weather of 2019, here’s yet another reminder to just how cold and wet February was: Mt. Hamilton broke a nearly 70-year record for monthly snowfall.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

FEMA only repays portion of Oroville Dam spillway costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday it would pay $205 million for Oroville Dam spillway repairs, leaving $306 million in costs they said were not eligible for reimbursement.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

McCarthy wants high-speed rail funding to go to water projects

The Repurposing Assets to Increase Long-term Water Availability and Yield Act would take funding from the high-speed rail project and use it for water infrastructure projects in California and the West, according to a news release from McCarthy’s office.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

SoCal Has Officially Sloshed Its Way Out Of Drought Conditions

Even though former Gov. Jerry Brown declared the drought emergency over in 2017, things had still been exceptionally dry, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

California’s Rainfall Totals Are Above Average Thanks To Latest Storms

This week's storms helped push California's water year into above average territory, according to a couple of the state's key tools for measuring.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Why California’s droughts and floods will only get worse

Between Oct. 1 and March 3, most California weather stations across the state were reporting greater-than-normal amounts of precipitation. And the state’s snowpack has grown to be the fifth largest in 40 years, with up to 25 feet of powder in some places.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Up to 3 feet of snow in the forecast for the Sierra Nevada as storm hammers California

As a winter storm hits California Tuesday and Wednesday, heavy snowfall and high winds are in the mix for the Sierra Nevada.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Department of Water Resources hits pause on WaterFix

The real-world implications of Gov. Newsom’s rejection of the twin tunnels project became more apparent last week as DWR and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation requested and were granted a 60-day stay of hearings with the SWRCB.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Opinion: Contra Costa needs to remove trash from Vasco Road

If you drive Vasco Road like thousands of others you may have noticed that this pristine corridor of preserved-forever game refuge and our watershed source from Brentwood to the Alameda County line is being overrun with unsightly contaminating trash.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

California should stop thinking about more dams. The state is brimming with them

There’s one dam being planned north of Sacramento in Colusa County that makes sense: Sites. There are also some dam expansion projects that could work. But California is already dammed to the brim. Every river worth damming has been.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Water Education Foundation: Aquafornia

Aquafornia is a news aggregator that covers California water news from both traditional and non-traditional news sources, presenting the many sides and views of the water picture, with the goal of fostering an understanding of various positions.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

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

Maven's Notebook: California water, verbatim

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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