Monday Top of the Scroll: Feds OK plans for major expansion of San Luis Reservoir
California is getting its first major water storage project in a dozen years, expanding an existing reservoir through federal funding. Friday, the Department of the Interior and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority improved plans to implement the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project. The big picture: The project will create an additional 130,000 acre-feet of storage space in the San Luis Reservoir. Once completed, it is expected to deliver additional water for two million people, over one million acres of farmland and 135,000 acres of Pacific Flyway wetlands.
- SJV Water: One Central Valley dam project gets nearly $95 million in funding; two others still in proposal phase
- YourCentralValley.com: More water storage is coming to the San Luis Reservoir
- U.S. Department of the Interior: Biden-Harris administration and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority approve plan for B.F. Sisk Dam Project, advancing water supply reliability and public safety in California’s Central Valley