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7 May 2019 SACRAMENTO CA, United States
Gavin Newsom, the new Governor of California, United States, has announced that the State will withdraw permit applications to state and federal water and wildlife agencies to build two giant water transfer tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.The two-tunnel transfer project, chamioned by former Governor Jerry Brown, would have cost about $19 Billion USD...
25 Jan 2019 SACRAMENTO CA
Delta Conveyance Design & Construction Authority (DCA) has appointed Jacobs for engineering design management (EDM) services related to the California WaterFix programme. Jacobs' initial US$93m contract with DCA will support the preliminary and final engineering design phase of the 15-year programme.
29 Jul 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
In a historic vote, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday approved spending $2.5 Billion USD to help fund construction of four new dams and four underground storage projects —including two in the Bay Area. The funding came from Proposition 1, a water bond approved by voters in November 2014 during California’s five-year drought...
12 Apr 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
Southern California's largest water wholesaler decided Tuesday to commit nearly $11 billion to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to divert water south to Los Angeles and neighboring counties. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's vote was a landmark decision following a decade of study and debate...
6 Mar 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
Two tunnels, one or none? The question continues to swirl around plans to perform major surgery on the sickly heart of California's water system. Confronted with a shortage of funding, state officials announced last month that they would move ahead with the construction of one giant water tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta rather than two.
14 Feb 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
In a dramatic twist on the Delta tunnels saga, Southern California’s powerful water agency is exploring the feasibility of owning the majority stake in the controversial project, a move that raises fears of a “water grab.”
21 Jan 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
Signaling trouble for nearly a dozen landmark water storage projects to help California cope with its next drought, state water officials on Thursday announced none of the proposals — including Sites Reservoir west of Maxwell — provide the public benefits that their supporters claim, potentially putting their state funding at risk.
7 Nov 2017 SACRAMENTO CA
Digital tools have expanded the ability of governments, companies and nonprofits to measure the uses of California water in detail, and thus build more water-efficient products, boost water conservation, and replace expensive and inefficient infrastructure. But the abundance of water data effectively makes every piece of land and every drop of water in California the subject of measurement—and conflict...
18 Oct 2017 SAN JOSE CA
In a landmark vote closely watched across California, Silicon Valley’s largest water agency on Tuesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
11 Oct 2017 LOS ANGELES CA
Southern California’s largest water agency Tuesday threw a lifeline to California WaterFix, approving a $4.3-billion buy-in to the water delivery project. This does not ensure the survival of the $17-billion project, which needs significant funding from other urban and agricultural water districts to move forward, but it gives a much-needed boost to the long-planned proposal to build two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the heart of California’s complex waterworks.
21 Sep 2017 SACRAMENTO CA
Organizations that warned the state about the dangers at Oroville Dam more than a decade ago, released a report urging investment in California’s aging water infrastructure. Among the chief recommendations: build a complete emergency spillway at Oroville Dam.
23 Aug 2017 SACRAMENTO CA
Northern California cities and counties on Friday were leading a surge of lawsuits to try to block Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build giant tunnels that would carry water from the north of the state far to the west and south.