Water & Drought

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Delta tunnels don’t pencil out, UOP economist says

Economist and tunnels critic says tunnels would deliver just 23 cents of benefit for every dollar spent.

Water & Drought

California water districts: We can handle three more years of drought

About 85 percent of California’s urban water districts have told the state they believe they have adequate supplies to handle continued drought and should not be subject to state-mandated conservation targets. As a result, state regulators will not force most districts to reduce water use this year, even as they caution that the five-year drought persists.

Water & Drought

Sacramento poised to scrap lowest bidder requirement in troubled water meter project

Sacramento is considering scrapping the lowest bidder requirement in its water meter installation program, a step it says could get meters put in faster and reduce customer complaints. The change could also allow contracting bias in a program that has weathered setbacks and scandals, including the recent finding by the city auditor that its onetime project manager had sex and used alcohol and drugs on the job.

Videos

Slimy algae blooms foul California's waterways

California waterways are exploding with potentially toxic algae blooms, another fallout from the prolonged drought.
Ryan Sabalow The Sacramento Bee
Slimy algae blooms foul California's waterways 1:11

Slimy algae blooms foul California's waterways

Delta tunnels battle heats up 1:24

Delta tunnels battle heats up

Get water-wise garden help at State Fair 2:02

Get water-wise garden help at State Fair

Locke community thanks firefighters for saving store, and town 0:44

Locke community thanks firefighters for saving store, and town