Typically, Chico experiences between three to four extreme heat days per year. By 2030, that’s expected to quadruple. These projections come from CalAdapt, a state program that explores climate change research.
Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel – trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway torn apart in February during heavy rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation is recommending that people stay away from the South Yuba River. The river is seeing higher flows due to the Sierra snowmelt, according to the release.
It was great to be on the banks of Butte Creek last week celebrating the success of a collaborative effort to create a working landscape for fish, birds and people. There are many lessons to draw from the success of Butte Creek restoration efforts; the galvanizing the power of diverse partnerships is definitely a big one.
Santa Rosa officials working to boost the city’s backup water supply have tapped into deep fears among residents of a Rincon Valley neighborhood that the installation of an emergency well near their homes might threaten their own water supplies.
Pumped up by snowmelt from the High Sierra, the South Fork of the American River was running high, fast and cold when the eighth-graders from Sonoma Country Day School arrived on its banks for their traditional graduation river trip.
Work at the Oroville Dam will carry on in spite of the 110 degree-plus temperatures anticipated this week. There are protections in place for construction employees with the contractor, Kiewit, and concrete has to undergo a cooling techniques to be able to keep applying it, said Jeff Petersen, the company’s project director in a press conference call Wednesday morning.
The following is a regular update from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regarding Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project activities.
• Construction continues at the site by DWR’s prime contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West.
• Demolition continues on the bottom 600 feet of the upper chute of the main spillway.
• The final 1,000 feet of main spillway leading to the radial gates will be patched and reinforced, and will remain intact this year.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has designated Camp Far West Reservoir a “high and significant hazard dam” that should have a “focused spillway assessment” this year. … The 170-foot-high Camp Far West Dam on the Bear River in Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties holds about 94,000 acre-feet of water.
A disputed 2-year-old plan to log along several miles of the Gualala River floodplain remains in limbo five months after a Sonoma County judge nullified its approval and sent it back to state forestry officials for revision and additional public review.
Riverbend Park is about to get some much-needed TLC. The recreational hot spot along the Feather River has been closed since February after the park was badly battered during the Lake Oroville spillway crisis.