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13 Jan 2022 SACRAMENTO CA
Voluntary water use reduction falls short of target; state-wide drought continues.
4 Oct 2021 SACRAMENTO CA
State government is preparing for mandatory restrictions
24 Feb 2020 BAKERSFIELD CA
President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped into one of the few regions in California that has embraced his presidency to celebrate new federal rules delivering more water to Central Valley farmers and rolling back protections for fish. Trump basked in the cheers from 2,000 supporters in an airplane hangar on the outskirts of the agriculture- and oil-focused city represented by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, immediately taking aim at the state's Democratic leaders in Sacramento.
27 Dec 2019 SACRAMENTO CA
The bitter fight between state regulators and the Trump administration over clean water intensified Friday when California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and several other states sued the federal government for eliminating Obama-era protections for wetlands and streams across the country. The lawsuit, filed in U...
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.
24 Oct 2018 WashINGTON, DC, United States
Two weeks before the US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump's administration has taken a stand on a sensitive issue in the State of California: water allocation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Trump went on to insinuate that California wild fires, caused by drought, should be blamed on environmental protection legislation, and threaten to withold federal support for the State when future wildfires strike...
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...
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...
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.
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.