Conservation

Regional recycled water project receives Federal funding

Regional recycled water project receives Federal funding

Metropolitan Water District’s program to create a new water supply for Southern California by purifying water currently being sent to the ocean received a funding boost today from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced the $99.2 million in funding for Pure Water Southern California at an event …

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Army Corps provides funding for Salton Sea Feasibility study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its FY24 Work Plan this week which included an additional $3,878,000 in funding for the Salton Sea Feasibility Study (USACE study). The USACE study sponsors are currently evaluating the feasibility of alternatives identified in the State of California’s Salton Sea Management Program’s …

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California recharged 4.1 million acre-feet of groundwater in 2023

State authorizes 1 million acre-feet of groundwater recharge

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the latest Semi-Annual Groundwater Conditions report, and the data shows that California achieved 4.1 million acre-feet of managed groundwater recharge during Water Year 2023, which is nearly the water storage capacity of Shasta Lake. The report also details an increase in groundwater …

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State, Feds invest in solar over canal projects

Turlock solar panel canal project to begin this fall

California’s Central Valley will soon be home to not one, but two solar panels over canals projects following investments by the state and federal governments. Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week that $20 million has been earmarked for a solar over canals pilot project in Turlock, and the Department of …

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