Friday, March 31, 2017

Heavy lift

Will a substantial snowpack survey prompt Gov. Brown to declare the drought over? Effects of dry spell persist

Sierra snowpack: The amount of water stored is well above average. SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee & NPR

Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown stood on a patch of bare Sierra dirt that should have been covered in feet of snow and declared the state was in a "historic drought." As California water officials confirmed Thursday that the Sierra snowpack remains well above average, pressure was mounting on the state to lift emergency water restrictions.


Berkeley Summit Reservoir roof poured into place

East Bay Times

The replacement of a 126-year-old reservoir in the hills took a major step Thursday with a daylong concrete pour to complete the roof of the downsized facility. East Bay Municipal Utility District is replacing its original 37 million-gallon tank with an updated and more seismically stable facility.


Community collaboration helps restore waterway

Grass Valley Union

An overlooked tributary in the upper reaches of Wolf Creek that weaves through Grass Valley neighborhoods is getting some much-needed love from the community. It's the second phase of a restoration project in the Wolf Creek Watershed that focuses on the neglected Peabody Creek.