To prevent an outbreak of a deadly fish-killing disease, federal officials plan to begin tripling the amount of water flowing out of Lewiston Dam and into the Trinity River. … The Trinity River flows into the Klamath River and the higher flows in the Trinity are meant to aid salmon and trout in the Klamath.
Water, or the lack of it, has emerged as one of the greatest sources of stress for California, its people and its native species. … But state officials have proposed a solution – a massive hydroengineering project dubbed California WaterFix. Its two giant tunnels will divert water from the Sacramento River toward Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and farms in the San Joaquin Valley.
Under the $29-million expansion plan launched Monday, officials said the groundwater recharge facility will double in capacity by 2018, helping ween Angelenos off increasingly expensive and unreliable imported water.
In the Bay Area, more than $22 billion in infrastructure upgrades since Loma Prieta have built a metropolitan area that is far safer and far more resilient than before. Major water pipes are now designed to bend, not break.
Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized its Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines. The new rules set the first federal limits on the amount of toxic metals — including arsenic, lead, mercury, and selenium — that can be discharged in wastewater from power plants, which are some of the biggest industrial water polluters in the country.
The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge includes a variety of recreational options, ranging from driving around in your car to hiking through wetlands to a visitors center with interactive displays so fun that any children along for the ride won’t realize they are learning about local wildlife and habitat.
Earlier this month, the marine nonprofit Oceana launched a five-day expedition to document the undersea garden, using a remotely operated vehicle to film habitat too deep for divers to reach. It’s part of the group’s effort to secure new protection for a large swath of West Coast waters.
Tropical Storm Colin ripped across the Gulf of Mexico in June and hit the coast of southwest Florida with 60-mile-an-hour winds. Before it arrived, a team from the U.S. Geological Survey used a new computer model to predict how far inland the waves would invade.
National parks in Marin — carved out of a redwood grove, ranch lands and old military sites — are some of the most iconic and oft-visited in the entire nation. … Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which oversees the lands.
Wednesday’s hearing in Washington, D.C., attracted dozens of protesters, including actresses Susan Sarandon and Shailene Woodley. Sarandon said the pipeline creates a “dangerous situation” that threatens the tribe’s drinking water.
The Little Hoover Commission’s Aug. 25 hearing on special districts has been moved to a new location. The hearing is now set for 9:30 a.m. in room 100 in the Legislative Office Building at 1020 N Street. … The hearing will mark the commission’s first look at special districts since its 2000 report titled, “Special Districts: Relics of the Past or Resources for the Future?”
For a westerner, it felt like an abundance of water in a year of drought as we stood at the overlook of Great Falls watching the Potomac River being funneled through the Mather Gorge named after Stephen T. Mather, the first director of the National Park Service.