Decision time is approaching for the agencies that will have to pick up the nearly $17-billion tab for building two massive water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the heart of the state’s water works.
A $914 million plan to expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir as drought insurance for millions of Bay Area residents picked up endorsements Monday from six conservation groups in a rare display of environmental support for new water development.
The state Department of Water Resources is beginning to lay the gravel foundation for spawning salmon. This comes as much of the gravel was washed away with high flows from the Oroville Dam spillway this winter.
Saying poor people are being penalized too harshly for stealing water after their service is cut off for not paying their bills, the East Bay’s largest water district has decided to reduce water theft fines.
Imperial Irrigation District general manager Kevin Kelley is defending the public utility’s relationship with ZGlobal, after a Desert Sun investigation raised questions about the consulting firm’s extensive work for private-sector solar developers in Imperial County.
The Orange County Transportation Authority board on Monday, Aug. 14, unanimously allocated more than $3.1 million to 16 cities for projects to improve water quality, addressing a promise to voters of environmental investment.
Avocados could soon be fetching a lot more green. A shortfall in production in California, the leading U.S. avocado grower, has kicked up wholesale prices in recent weeks — which means you may soon be paying more for fresh guacamole and avocado toast.
A wildfire in the southern part of Yosemite National Park near Wawona grew from 900 to 1,613 within hours on Monday. The South Fork Fire started around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in steep, rocky terrain with dead trees, according to the National Park Service.
The Associated Press was joining international researchers on a month-long, 10,000 kilometer (6,200-mile) journey to document the impact of climate change on the forbidding ice and frigid waters of the Far North.
California voters in 2014 approved a ballot measure that allocates $2.7 billion for water storage projects. It’s likely there will be hot competition for the money when the California Water Commission gets around to awarding it next year.
Like everyone else, Robert Bea was appalled when almost 200,000 Californians living below Oroville Dam were ordered to flee for their lives on February 12th. The evacuation was necessitated by severe erosion of the dam’s primary and emergency spillways caused by massive releases of water following torrential winter rains. But unlike most citizens, Bea knew the incident wasn’t engendered strictly by the vagaries of nature or an act of God.