Potential reservoir expansion coming to Contra Costa

New Reservoire Coming to California

The Contra Costa Water District, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking to further expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County. The expansion would increase the reservoir’s current capacity of 160,000 acre-feet to 275,000 acre-feet. The expansion is said to have been a part of …

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Hollywood Hills water main break

Water Main Break in Hollywood California

An 8-inch, cast-iron water main that was built in 1926 broke early Monday morning. The report was received around 3 a.m. The break caused flooding at the intersection of Odin Street and North Cahuenga Boulevard. Eventually, the flooding led to the buckling of the street. Water for nearly 80 homes …

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Bureau of Reclamation announces funding for water projects

Federal Funding for California Drought

Yesterday the Bureau of Reclamation announced funding for more than 50 different water infrastructure projects in 12 western states under its WaterSMART initiative. The WaterSMART initiative was started in 2010, and has provided about $250 million to different agencies for sustainable water projects. Of the projects selected to receive funding, …

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