Drought

Developer to Pay Penalty for Stormwater Violations

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board announced a settlement has been reached with Lewis Land Developers for violating a construction stormwater general permit at a 122-acre project in Placer County that led to an uncontrolled discharge of sediment and stormwater into a nearby ravine. Lewis Land Developers has …

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Reclamation announces Shasta non-critical water year

Lake Shasta Reservoirs

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the forecasted inflow to Shasta Lake is currently projected to be greater than 3.2 million acre-feet and declared we are in a “Shasta Non-Critical” year. The California Department of Water Resources published an updated Bulletin 120 last week that¬† shows a large increase in …

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Public Urged to Avoid Water Contact at San Luis Reservoir

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has urged people to avoid physical contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice due to blue-green algae. This notice comes on the heels of the State Water Resources Control Board’s general advisory regarding harmful algal blooms. While …

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