The California Water Commission said Friday, April 20, 2018, that reservoir projects are eligible for almost $2.6 billion in Proposition 1 water bond funds. Critics earlier said the agency was too stingy.
Tiscornia Beach, at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, recorded E. coli levels in February that were seven times the threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to new weekly testing by Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. The water board examines water at nine sites on the lower American River and two sites on Steelhead Creek.
State wildlife officials announced Tuesday, April 17, 2018 that a nutria was killed on agricultural land west of Stockton in San Joaquin County. It's the furthest north the species has been confirmed of the 32 nutria killed so far California since their discovery in March 2017.
Some answers to questions about the $16.7 billion Delta tunnels project on Sacramento's doorstep that just took a giant step closer to becoming reality when the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to finance the project championed by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to bankroll two Delta tunnels. The historic decision puts the California WaterFix project a major step closer to completion.
Gov. Jerry Brown told the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Monday, April 9, 2018, to support both Delta tunnels, or California WaterFix. Metropolitan votes Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said Friday, April 6, 2018, that its board of directors will vote next week on funding either one or two Delta tunnels. Metropolitan had earlier scrapped a plan to fund both tunnels, known as California WaterFix.
Oroville Dam's main flood control spillway could get used as water levels increase at Lake Oroville, the California Department of Water Resources said Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The spillway cracked in two in February 2017, triggering a near disaster.
On Tuesday, April 2, 2018 the Sierra Nevada snowpack was 52 percent of average, according to readings from automated snow sensors operated by the California Department of Water Resources. April 1 is considered the official end of California's rain and snow season.
Recycled water has become so prevalent in California there was no organized opposition to the State Water Resources Control Board passing regulations in March 2018 that allows for treated wastewater recycled from municipal sewer systems to be pumped directly into the state's drinking-water reservoirs. The Sacramento region is still years away, thanks to its cheap supply of surface water.
Pushing ahead with an ambitious effort to take a majority stake in the state’s troubled $16.7 billion Delta tunnels project, Southern California’s behemoth water agency announced Tuesday, March, 27, 2018 that the plan would cost its ratepayers less than $5 a month.
Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada and much of California will get another major winter storm starting Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the National Weather Service said. March weather has helped ease fears of another drought.
The State Water Resources Control Board is struggling to impose bans on wasting water but long-term conservation measures are moving ahead in the Legislature. California water use is growing after the drought.