Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

'Cautious optimism'

Feds forecast good chance of wet conditions into March

Reservoirs have a long way to go. BAY AREA NEWS GROUP

Bay Area News Group

San Jose Mercury News

There is a 75 percent probability of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California, according to a new report by federal scientists — the first time in five years such a wet outlook has been predicted. Reservoirs continued to slowly rise across Northern California after three weeks of drenching rains.


Pumps dropped from Delta water tunnel plan

Sacramento Bee

The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps.


Study: Next Napa quake could imperil Delta levees

Sacramento Bee

UC Davis scientists say the fault that caused a Napa Valley earthquake earlier this year could produce a temblor strong enough to cause levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. About 1,115 miles of levees protect 700,000 acres of lowland in the Delta, some of them old and privately built and owned.

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