Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Wet but dry

State's reservoir levels rise with record October rainfall

Only three of the state's 12 major reservoirs hold their historical average. DWR

DWR

Capital Public Radio

Autumn rains have drenched Northern California, where most of the state's largest reservoirs are. The state had the second wettest October since DWR began keeping records in 1921. But all the rain doesn't mean California is out of its record dry spell: 61 percent of the state still remains in severe drought.

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Sacramento completes water plant renovation

Capital Public Radio

The City of Sacramento has completed a $165 million renovation of one of its water treatment plants. The Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant project increases its maximum capacity from 130 million gallons per day to 160 million gallons.

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WRF leads, develops paper on water-energy nexus

Water Research Foundation

The Water Research Foundation has directed a collaborative effort with the water sector to present the Department of Energy with research and policy recommendations. The resulting white paper is intended to be used as the DOE transitions between administrations.

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