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.

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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.

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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.

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