California Water News Daily

District Merger in Tracy Complete

A merger between two century-old irrigation districts, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) and West Side Irrigation District (WSID) has been completed. The merger had been in the works since 2016, when both districts first voted to move forward and BBID began managing WSID operations. “This is the culmination of several years …

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District Completes New Pipeline to March Air Reserve Base

Western Municipal Water District recently announced the completion of a new $4 million pipeline along Graeber Street in Riverside providing more reliable water service to March Air Reserve Base. The project was part of Western’s annual pipeline replacement program, where staff assess the service area pipelines based on their age, …

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Reclamation announces Nimbus Fish Hatchery agreement with California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Bureau of Reclamation has signed a five-year, $12.3 million multi-year agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to continue the federally owned Nimbus Fish Hatchery facility’s operations and maintenance in Rancho Cordova. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery was built by Reclamation to mitigate for steelhead-and-Chinook salmon habitat loss …

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Water Year 2020 Ends on a Dry Note in California

Wednesday marked the end of California’s Water Year, which runs from October 1 to September 30, and the best news coming out of 2020 was above average precipitation for parts of Southern California. However, Northern California was unusually dry. Data from the Department of Water Resources annual water year recap, …

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DWR Awards $37 Million for Water Resilience Projects in LA Area

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday the award of nearly $37 million in grants for water resilience projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Funding for the projects is part of Proposition 1 and is administered by DWR’s Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program, which is designed to …

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