News Release: New Analysis Finds 2023 Storms Would Have Yielded Water for Up to 2.4 Million People, Farms, and Businesses if Sites Reservoir Were Operational Today

March 16, 2023

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Sites Project Authority announced updated findings from an analysis that projected Sites Reservoir could have diverted and captured 250,000 acre-feet […]

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This reservoir on the Sacramento River has been planned for decades. What’s taking so long?

February 27, 2023

The Sites Reservoir — a $4.4 billion project to add dams and store more water that’ll be sent south — is still years away from […]

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How will California’s water storage hold up in future dry-wet cycles?

January 19, 2023

California’s recent storms have brought record amounts of precipitation but have also revived a perennial debate at the state Capitol over water storage and management.

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News Archive

Editorial: Brown should focus on water storage, not tunnels and trains, Chico Enterprise Record

January 20, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown has a grand stage and likely has some time to kill in his State of the State […]

Sites Reservoir has bipartisan support & Invest in dams and salmon, too, Sacramento Bee

January 2, 2016

The California Water Commission will be deciding on how to spend $2.7 billion in water bond money on water storage […]

California needs to invest in Sites reservoir, Sacramento Bee

December 16, 2015

California must develop a modern water system and strategy that includes greater flexibility to deal with climate change and a […]

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