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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...
30 Mar 2019 SACRAMENTO CA
Turning the tables on California, the Trump administration sued Thursday to block the state’s ambitious plan to reallocate billions of gallons of river water to salmon and other struggling fish species. The lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Interior injects the Trump administration into one of the biggest California water controversies in years — an issue where Gov...
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...
4 Jun 2018 SACRAMENTO CA
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday establishing new statewide standards to encourage water conservation. The two bills will set water-efficiency goals for water suppliers throughout the state. The governor said the measures will help California be better prepared for future droughts and the effects of climate change.
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...
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.