Water & Drought

Health & Medicine

Levels of E. coli are spiking at this Sacramento beach

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.

Water & Drought

Californians are embracing recycled drinking water, so why isn't Sacramento?

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.

Watch this breath-taking aerial view of the roaring middle fork of the Cosumnes River

This drone video by John Hannon shows fast-moving water on the middle fork of the Cosumnes River over the weekend of April 7-8, 2018.
John Hannon/Sacramento Valley Water