Either there’s been a spill at the local pea soup plant, or Stockton is suffering another nasty algae outbreak at the downtown waterfront. … The algae problem also has come up this week in Sacramento as state water officials begin extensive hearings that may determine the fate of the proposed Delta tunnels.
An oil and gas wastewater disposal company agreed to change how it handles oilfield produced water at two facilities east of Bakersfield under a settlement reached with three environmental groups, those groups announced Thursday.
The city of Woodland, city of Davis and UC Davis are making the transition from groundwater to Sacramento River water. The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency’s new treatment facility is pumping 15 million gallons of water a day.
The city of Fresno is banning the use of galvanized pipe for plumbing in new construction and remodeling projects as signs point to the venerable material as a prime culprit in concerns over discoloration and lead contamination of water in homes across northeast Fresno.
Regional groundwater leaders took some necessary next steps this week on the road to groundwater management and sustainability. In less than a year, local water leaders need to decide who will oversee state-mandated groundwater plans.
From a Hoopa Valley Tribe press release: Today, the Hoopa Valley Tribe (HVT) filed its lawsuit against the federal government for violations of Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding its management actions on the Klamath River, California’s second largest river system.
The leaves atop giant sequoias in the Sierra Nevada are better at storing water than those closer to the ground, an adaptation that may explain how their treetops are able to survive 300 feet in the air, researchers at American River College and Humboldt State University have found.
California’s high country is a delight in summer, a cool respite from the heat of the state’s lower elevations. That’s especially true in the Sierra Nevada, where a corridor of shade transports vacationers from Fresno to Yosemite National Park under a dense canopy of cedar trees, firs and pines.
The Modesto Irrigation District has prevailed in its legal dispute with Modesto over responsibility for $9 million in additional costs for the botched expansion of the MID’s Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant, which supplies the city with drinking water.
New York-based attorney Lawrence Kogan announced Wednesday that his nonprofit organization has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Denver and Sacramento offices.
Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning along California’s picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious residents driven from their homes awaited word on their properties and popular parks and trails closed at the height of tourist season.
It’s a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago.
Climate change is already reshaping lives in California. Communities are hurting, and we’ve unfairly asked our disadvantaged communities to sacrifice the most. In the Central Valley, we expect farmworkers to balance food production with overdrafted and contaminated groundwater.
The Pacific Crest Trail, that gateway to the West Coast’s rugged natural beauty, is enjoyed almost exclusively by the gentry, the upper-middle class, the doctors and lawyers, the professors – and their sons and daughters.
On July 28, in a tent just south of Woodland, nearly 300 gathered to dedicate the Woodland Davis Clean Water Agency’s (WDCWA) water treatment facility. The project will bring high-quality, treated Sacramento River water to the cities of Woodland and Davis and UC Davis, a project partner. The $144 million design build facility was first envisioned in the early 1990s when the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District applied for surface water rights from the Sacramento River.