Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Tunnels vision

New animations detail WaterFix project's construction

The four new animations cover Sacramento River Intake Facility Construction, Tunnel Construction Overview and General Project Description, Site Preparation Prior to Start of Tunnel Construction, and Building Shafts and Driving Tunnels. CA WATERFIX

California WaterFix

Maven's Notebook & California Natural Resources Agency

California WaterFix is moving toward the design and construction phase to build a more reliable water system for California. A set of new animations are based on conceptual engineering designs that depict the construction activities associated with building three new intakes and two gravity-fed tunnels that will secure and deliver clean water supplies to 25 million Californians and 3 million acres of farmland.

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Long-studied Sites Reservoir goes after bond aid

Capital Public Radio

More than a dozen water storage projects are vying for money from the Proposition 1 water bond California voters approved in 2014. The largest request comes from supporters of Sites Reservoir, which has been studied for more than two decades and would be built about an hour northwest of Sacramento in Colusa County.

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Oroville Dam rebuild project passes midway point

Capital Press & KCRA Sacramento

Crews rebuilding the Oroville Dam’s main spillway say their work is on schedule as the project passed the midway point. Demolition and reconstruction of the flood control spillway began May 19 and is scheduled to be finished by Nov. 1. Downstream, city leaders have sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, demanding more federal oversight and safety features.

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