Infrastructure

Experts Say Oroville Dam Safe to Operate

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) published a summary report on the Oroville Dam Safety Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) yesterday and it has been determined that the Oroville Dam Complex is safe to operate and no urgent repairs are needed. The CNA study, initiated in January 2018, set out to …

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DWR Begins Castaic Dam Spillway Assessment

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that evaluation of the Castaic Dam spillway in Los Angeles County has begun as part of a statewide effort to reduce risks from major earthquakes or extreme weather events to State Water Project (SWP) infrastructure. DWR will be evaluating the concrete spillway …

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EPA Awards $252 Billion for California Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $252 billion for water infrastructure via State Revolving Funds (SRFs) in California. SRF funding assists states, tribes and territories with infrastructure projects that protect surface water and provide safe drinking water. In addition to the SRF award, $42 million was awarded under …

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Cal Water to Acquire Gunner Ranch West Wastewater System

Cal Water has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the wastewater system assets of Gunner Ranch Inc. in Madera County. Subject to the fulfillment of conditions to closing of the agreement, Cal Water expects to provide wastewater service to Valley Children’s Hospital beginning in 2021 and …

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West Valley Invests in New, Expanded Water Main

West Valley Water District (WVWD) has announced their Board of Directors approved a contract with Michael Baker International (MBI) to design, build, and oversee the expansion and replacement of a major water main pipe along Interstate 10. In cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), …

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