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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.
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...
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...