State officials said Wednesday that Californians reliant on water pumped out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta won’t face supply shortages, even as crews shut down a massive pumping station that serves much of Southern California for at least a month to make repairs to its intake reservoir.
A state reservoir at the starting point to ship Delta water to 23 million Californians has been damaged by heavy water flows this winter — which may trigger a temporary shutdown of the state’s giant water pumps.
After all, California was soaked with ridiculous amounts of rain this winter and then over the past week, dry, warm weather, with temps in the 80s recorded in some places, has baked the state. Could these extreme conditions trigger seismic activity?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending itself at trial against more than 300 farmers and other landowners who say the agency’s management of the Missouri River has contributed to major flooding in five states, most notably 2011 flooding that caused billions of dollars in damage.
The official first day of spring is less than a week away and after several months of heavy snowfall and winter storms, residents and visitors have been treated to spring-like conditions the past week.
Gov. Jerry Brown today [March 15] announced the appointment of Tam Doduc and Joaquin Esquivel to the State Water Resources Control Board. Doduc is a reappointment and Esquivel is a new appointment to fill the seat of retiring Board Member Fran Spivey Weber.
A package of bills introduced by California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and three Southern California lawmakers would make the existing federal clean water, clean air and endangered species protections state law.
As a practicing architect and LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional) for more than 40 years, I [Rinaldo Veseliza] have scoured the planet for technological solutions to improve sustainability with water, energy and waste treatment. During the course of my projects, I often see the underbelly of the beast where aging underground systems have the potential to erupt at any time, particularly in earthquake-prone areas such as California’s San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles.
What goes into a regional water sustainability plan? How do you involve all stakeholders? And how do you manage the resource – including surface water and groundwater? Join us at this half-day workshop at the Sacramento Convention Center to learn how to achieve regional water sustainability from water and land use leaders from across the state. … Building Capacity for Regional Sustainability in California: A Water Summit is cosponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and the Water Education Foundation.
“Revolutionary” is a word you hear often when people talk about the GRACE mission. Since the twin satellites of the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment launched on March 17, 2002, their data have transformed scientists’ view of how water moves and is stored around the planet.
California water officials, still struggling with fixes at Oroville Dam, will have to temporarily shut down the pumping station that delivers water to much of Southern California and Silicon Valley after discovering damage at another key state reservoir.
The city of Vacaville is facing pressure to clean up its water supplies after an environmental group sued this week over the amount of chromium-6 in groundwater. … Vacaville is among several California cities that have been wrestling with the carcinogen since 2014, when the state adopted the nation’s first chromium-6 rules.
Two years ago, the Los Angeles Rams did something unheard of in California development politics: In just six weeks, the team went from unveiling plans for an 80,000-seat stadium to earning final approval from the Inglewood City Council.