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Survey Shows Modest Improvement to Snowpack

The second snow survey of the season was conducted by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) yesterday at the Phillips Station snow course. The manual survey showed a modest improvement to the state’s “frozen reservoir”. DWR staff recorded a snow depth of 63 inches and a snow water equivalent (SWE) …

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Construction of New Reservoir in North County to get Underway

Construction on the Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir is expected to get underway this month after San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors approved an $11.4 million contract with Pacific Hydrotech Corporation of Perris, Calif. The North County project includes demolition of an abandoned steel tank, building a 2.1 million-gallon storage …

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FEMA provides additional funding for Oroville Dam repairs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an additional $308 million for the Oroville Dam reconstruction and emergency response according to a statement by the Department of Water Resources (DWR). The funding announced yesterday was at first rejected by FEMA, but later approved following an appeal by DWR last …

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Evans named steering committee chair of California Data Collaborative

Katie Evans, Director of Communications and Conservation for the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), has been named chair of the Steering Committee for California Data Collaborative, a network of water professionals. “I’m so impressed with the work that the Data Collaborative has done since the organization was founded and I’m …

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Minimal impacts to drinking water quality from North Complex fires

Widespread testing of surface waters throughout the burn scar left by last summer’s massive North Complex Fire in Butte and Plumas counties has revealed contaminant levels are elevated, but lower than anticipated. The good news is they are not impacting drinking water treatment facilities or the quality of drinking water …

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Department of Conservation Awards $1.5M in Grants to Support State’s Groundwater Management Plan

California American Water Offers Inclusion and Diversity Grants

Last week the California Department of Conservation, (DOC) announced the award of five watershed coordinator grants of nearly $1.5 million to organizations throughout the state within medium- and high-priority groundwater basins. A watershed coordinator is a position that the state funds for a local government or non-profit to work with local stakeholders …

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