Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Bump to 15%

State to release more reservoir water thanks to El Niño

Harvey O Banks Pumping Plant near Tracy, part of the State Water Project. Courtesy of CURTIS JEROME HAYNES for Capital Public Radio

Capital Public Radio

San Francisco Chronicle

California officials offered some good news Tuesday, announcing they'll probably have a little more water to release from mountain-fed reservoirs this year because of wet weather. The Department of Water Resources, boosted expected water deliveries to cities and farms from last month's scant projection of 10 percent of what was requested to a slightly better 15 percent.


Water fill: Folsom Dam project reaches milestone

Sacramento Bee & KCRA Sacramento

A significant milestone toward completion of the $900 million, years-long undertaking to improve flood control and the safety of Folsom Dam was reached Tuesday when the process to place water against an auxiliary spillway control structure began in earnest.


Officials chart progress on state Water Action Plan

Maven's Notebook

Earlier this month, the Brown Administration teamed up with the Association of California Water Agencies to present California Water 2.0: What's next for the California Water Action Plan? which highlighted the progress made since the release of the first water action plan two years ago as well as the actions needed for continued implementation. Here's what they had to say.

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