Fears of West Nile Virus are prompting local officials to plan significant renovation work in a Southeastern San Diego stream bed where concrete channel lining has created a stagnant water breeding ground for mosquitoes.
This winter’s storms and flooding toppled trees, tore up trails and roads, and caused millions of dollars in damage in Shasta County alone. All that has to be cleaned up and repaired — which means new, temporary jobs will likely come to the area.
When Donald Trump and Mike Pence met this month to discuss a promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan, the Cabinet Room was filled with half a dozen billionaire executives … One person who wasn’t there? The man who worked for months to line up priority infrastructure projects for the Trump transition team.
The state Department of Water Resources gave the overseeing federal agency of the Oroville Dam what it asked for last week — a schedule for the independent review team investigating the cause of the spillway failures, but it listed no deadline for a final report from the team.
Among the projects listed by the unions is the $1 billion Huntington Beach Desalination Plant in California. … Also in Southern California, the Cadiz water project aims to tap groundwater from the Mojave Desert to supply roughly 100,000 homes.
After millions of dollars of flood damage and mass evacuations this year, California is grappling with how to update its aging flood infrastructure. That has some calling for a new approach to flood control – one that mimics nature instead of trying to contain it.
Levee engineer Dominick Gulli, who is suing to block the proposed Smith Canal flood-control gate, told officials recently that he has also started a citizens petition. He told the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency’s board of directors that the petition concerns the way in which the agency is collecting an assessment from property owners to pay for the $37 million gate.
The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, which supplies Watsonville and the surrounding areas, has committed $6.3 million toward two new projects — a pipeline and a basin — to combat its problem of seawater intrusion.
California is home to many of the world’s most advanced and innovative technology companies. Yet, while Silicon Valley and up-and-coming Silicon Beach are cutting-edge, another critical component of California’s economy – agriculture – is hobbled by outdated systems, particularly when it comes to how water is delivered and used.
The operators of Oroville Dam acknowledged Monday they might not be able to permanently repair the dam’s battered main spillway in time for the next rainy season, but said they’re confident the fractured structure will be usable.
California’s top water manager said Monday that the problem-plagued Oroville Reservoir will have a new spillway in place to prevent potentially dangerous outflows of water in time for the next rainy season.
Outside the Big Sur Taphouse, a little before 9 p.m., the hint of marijuana is in the air. A country-psychedelic-surf rock band from Monterey plays on an iPhone propped on a stone ledge, and Blake Cusack is skipping rope in the parking area just off Highway One.
The crystalline waters of Fall Creek erupted into luminous whitewater Thursday as it rushed down the steps of the fish ladder. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have such clear and cold water year-round,” said San Lorenzo Valley Water District’s environmental programs manager Jen Michelsen as she watched from above.
[Gov. Jerry] Brown’s skepticism about debt emerged very strongly during a February news conference on the state’s infrastructure needs, including deteriorating highways, flood control and water supply.
More than a month after Coyote Creek spilled its banks and flooded surrounding neighborhoods, city leaders Thursday said some 500 families remain unable to return home and pleaded with property owners to help house them.