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

Column: Drought is upon us. California’s Senate leader has a plan to keep it from becoming a crisis

April 5, 2021

California’s big reservoirs are about half empty. We’re heading into another drought. But Sacramento’s vault is overflowing while Washington is pumping in […]

Op-ed: Protecting Santa Clara County’s water future in the face of climate change

March 19, 2021

This year, I have the privilege of serving as chairperson of the Valley Water Board of Directors. Our agency and […]

Barring ‘Miracle,’ Farm Water Will Be in Short Supply

March 3, 2021

“We need a Miracle March,” Kern County almond grower Don Davis says, expressing the concern of many farmers as California […]

Sites Reservoir Receives $13.7 Million in Federal Spending Bill

January 4, 2021

The Sites Reservoir was awarded $13.7 million in the 2021 federal spending bill. The 2021 federal spending bill was signed […]

Sites Reservoir Awarded $13.7 Million in 2021 Federal Budget Bill

December 30, 2020

Sites Reservoir was awarded $13.7 million in the 2021 federal spending bill, authorized through the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the […]

Federal Budget Bill Adds Nearly $14M for Sites Water Project

December 30, 2020

The recently adopted 2021 federal budget legislation includes $13.7 million for the Sites Reservoir project. Appropriated through the Water Infrastructure […]

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