[Oroville] Dam operators gradually scaled back water releases to zero over a six-hour period, providing breathing room for construction crews trying to clear debris from a badly choked Feather River channel and restart the dam’s critically needed hydroelectric plant.
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday aimed at rolling back one of former President Barack Obama’s major environmental regulations to protect American waterways, but it will have almost no immediate legal effect, according to two people familiar with the White House plans.
President Trump said again Monday that he was preparing to spend big on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders were telling governors to expect little new federal investment in roads, bridges, transit systems, dam repairs and other water works.
Above-average snowpack in the Rocky Mountains this year may bring some relief to the Colorado River Basin, which has been in a drought since 2000. But the long-term picture for the region is less rosy after a newly published study found just how much higher temperatures are impacting river flow.
A Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary representative said the latest delay involving California American Water’s proposed Monterey Peninsula desalination project — a 30-day extension of the public comment period on the project’s draft combined state and federal environmental review document — could push back finalization of the report by a month.
The southern Delta is effectively off limits to recreational boaters after emergency officials decided over the weekend that an ongoing prohibition should extend beyond the flooded San Joaquin River itself.
San Diego County was deluged with the heaviest rain it has received all winter on Monday when a North Pacific storm merged with moisture from the sub-tropics, creating a meteorological beast few people saw coming.
Many Californians are still in disbelief that after five years of too little water during the drought, now the problem is too much water. … Some say it’s a wake-up call because the state’s warming climate could mean more of the same.
The three newest members of the Central Basin Municipal Water District on Monday helped bring swift change to the embattled agency, voting to reverse some of the actions a slim majority of the board’s members ushered in over the last few weeks.
With a white helmet and ash-gray beard, Caltrans Superintendent Dave Wood exudes old-fashioned charm from his post at the snowy summit of Donner Pass. But his favored method of communicating with drivers is decidedly modern.
People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the East and last longer in the West, a new study finds.