Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Drought insurance

6 environmental groups support reservoir expansion

The Los Vaqueros Reservoir dam south of Brentwood would be raised 55 feet under a plan to expand the reservoir.  DOUG DURAN / Bay Area News Group

Bay Area News Group

East Bay Times

A $914 million plan to expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir as drought insurance for millions of Bay Area residents picked up endorsements Monday from six conservation groups. Environmental groups are pleased because the project would provide large amounts of water for Central Valley wetlands, habitat for ducks, geese and other wildlife, in addition to storing water for people and farms.


Agreements in place to fund Sites Reservoir plan

Water Deeply

The Sites Reservoir project in Colusa County has funding commitments from 32 water agencies throughout California. It's a major milestone for the largest water storage project currently under consideration. But the developers still plan to seek state bond funds to leverage environmental benefits and reduce costs for investors.


OCTA: $3.1 million to 16 cities for water projects

Orange County Register

The Orange County Transportation Authority board Monday unanimously allocated more than $3.1 million to 16 cities for projects to improve water quality, addressing a promise to voters of environmental investment. Each of the projects will focus on removing debris, litter and other visible pollutants from roads to prevent them from getting into waterways.