The Western drought is worse than you think. Here’s why

July 21, 2021

It has lasted longer than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. It’s dropped water levels perilously low at two of the nation’s largest reservoirs, forced […]

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California voters OK’d billions for water projects. Where are the new dams, reservoirs?

July 21, 2021

These barren, brown hills an hour northwest of Sacramento will be the future home of Sites Reservoir, one of the few major water projects to […]

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Drought-Stricken Western Districts Plan New Ways to Store Water

July 7, 2021

Driving through the Sacramento valley an hour north of California’s capital, most travelers notice nothing but a few cows grazing on grass scorched brown by […]

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News Archive

Why Didn’t the Government Build A Giant Reservoir To Collect Water?

June 2, 2021

In recent years due to climate change, we haven’t been getting as much snow melt from the Sierra. So, what […]

Sites Reservoir: California’s Drought Insurance Policy

May 28, 2021

In California, we have experience with droughts. Drought is an inevitable and predictable reality for our state. In 2021, after […]

Investment in Delta tunnel, Sites Reservoir will ensure water supply

May 24, 2021

California just recorded its’ third driest winter in history, so it’s no surprise that State Water Project deliveries have been cut […]

‘We got unlucky.’ Why melting Sierra snow won’t save California from extreme drought

May 8, 2021

California’s drought conditions have gone from bad to worse in scarcely a month. In the weeks following April 1, the […]

As Surface Water Supplies Dry Up, California Rice Growers Worry About Ripple Effect

May 6, 2021

California’s drought is impacting more than how you water your lawn, but also the way your food is grown on […]

Guest Opinion: Understanding the Tri-Valley’s water supply

April 26, 2021

May is Water Awareness Month. As we face the most significant spring drought since 2013, we want to share key […]

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