Friday, March 3, 2017

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Vital power plant shut down after Oroville spillway erosion could be back on line today, officials say

Dirt and gravel are piled near these white bags filled with rock Thursday at the Oroville Dam overlook parking lot in Oroville. The white bags have been used to fill areas around the emergency spillway and weir. CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD


Sacramento Bee & Los Angeles Times

In a development that would ease pressure on Oroville Dam's badly damaged concrete spillway, state officials say the dam's power plant may be operational by midday today. The Hyatt power plant, which provides drinking water and power and helps the Department of Water Resources control water levels at the state's second largest reservoir, has been offline since the emergency that led to evacuations.


How desal plants are trying to overcome concerns

Water Deeply

As California labored under a severe drought for more than five years, industry and media debated the pros and cons of desalination coming to the rescue of the drought-stricken state. How big a role desalination plays in future water supply decisions in California may depend on how well the industry deals with environmental concerns.


AWP: Potable reuse's sustainable momentum

Water Online

Despite recent rain inundation, California remains an epicenter for high-profile projects designed to provide residents with drinking water amidst persistent drought. The state has been a leader in the advance of desalination and potable reuse practices, investing millions in cutting-edge technology meant to bolster water sources. A new project moving forward in San Diego demonstrates that the state's spirit of drinking water innovation is still very much alive.