The [San Vicente] reservoir, owned by the city of San Diego, shut down to visitors Sept. 2, 2008. It closed so the county Water Authority could raise the height of the reservoir’s concrete dam by more than 100 feet to increase its water storage.
A Phillips 66 refinery has temporarily shut down operations at a dock in Rodeo as authorities investigate a pair of oil sheens that appeared recently in northern San Pablo Bay, officials said Thursday.
Join us Oct. 5-6 and immerse yourself in all there is to know about this key resources. Groundwater has proven to be a valuable savings account in California during the recent severe drought as surface water supplies have run short. This year brought some areas a temporary respite from the record dry conditions, allowing more focus on long-term California water issues. The greatest change is in groundwater management. Understanding California’s hydrogeology and patterns of groundwater use are vital to understanding the state’s future.
Yosemite National Park suffers from a “toxic” leadership environment that has prompted numerous employee complaints and raises questions about Superintendent Don Neubacher’s future, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday.
As part of a settlement agreement, the State Water Resources Control Board has permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims, held by a subsidiary Equilon Enterprises LLC, from the UST Cleanup Fund for allegedly claiming reimbursement through false or misleading statements on claim forms.
Next to the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, set back from industrial businesses and the Hayward Water Pollution Control Facility nearby, western snowy plovers, California least terns and black skimmers make their homes on human-made islands.
Powerful winds blew across Southern California on Thursday, knocking out power and downing trees, giving a preview to a weekend that was forecast to bring soaring temperatures, low humidity and Santa Ana winds.
Architect Daniel Tran launched sales of California Clips last December, and since then, he’s sold 1,300 devices online at californiaclips.com and at the Oak Park farmers market. Tran’s product clips to the plumbing inside the toilet tank and regulates just how much water goes into the bowl.
Since 2009, the hallmark of California water policy has been a commitment to the coequal goals of improving both water supply reliability and ecosystem health. While this commitment remains as vital today as it was in 2009, recent actions suggest we’re due for a refresher course on what it really means. … Draft flow objectives for the San Joaquin released this month by the State Water Resources Control Board staff raise serious questions about their commitment to a state policy founded on the coequal goals.
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service, declaring valid Nestlé’s permit for water-bottling operations in the San Bernardino Mountains, on a motion filed by three environmental groups that sought to shut down the company’s efforts until its effects on the environment could be evaluated.
California’s goal of ensuring universal access to safe drinking water, as mandated in the 2012 Human Right to Water Bill, will come a step closer to being met if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a new measure into law that halts the creation of new small, unsustainable – and in many cases dangerous – water districts in the state.
Two reform bills aimed at the Central Basin Municipal Water District — introduced after a state audit slammed the district for political corruption last year — were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.
At this point in the Sacramento River restoration game, one big fix will not change the outlook for endangered and threatened salmon. However, fish scientist Dave Vogel hopes that a series of smaller fixes will make a big difference.