Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Winter's tab

$860 million repair bill for roads battered by storms

Feb. 10: SR-35 near Las Cumbres Rd closed indefinitely due to a washout. @CHPSanJose


Los Angeles Times

California's extreme winter provided many dramatic images: interstates flooded, bridges buckled, highways covered in mud, snowbanks blocking key roads. Some of the wettest conditions the state has seen in generations, which finally helped to vanquish the drought, left many roads in bad shape. Officials estimate it will cost more than $860 million to repair the damage.


Border sewage overflow far smaller than feared

San Diego Union-Tribune & KPBS San Diego

A much-anticipated report on a sewage overflow in Tijuana that has sparked tensions with San Diego County gave mixed findings Monday. Much of the investigation confirmed earlier reports — 256 million gallons did not reach a water treatment plant — but it also found the incident could have been far worse.


Preparing to make decision on California WaterFix

Maven's Notebook

At the March meeting of Metropolitan Water District's Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, committee members heard about the plan to bring the California WaterFix project before the board for a decision, as well as an update on the Delta Plan amendment process under way at the Delta Stewardship Council.