Despite recent rain, Colusa County has been upended by devastating drought conditions

April 18, 2023

The recent rains have brought needed relief to communities throughout California, reviving depleted reservoirs and rebuilding the Sierra snowpack. While we celebrate this reprieve from […]

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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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Press Releases

Press Release: Sites Mentioned in Water Resilience Portfolio

January 15, 2020

State’s Water Resilience Portfolio Calls for Accelerated Permitting of Smart Storage Projects Highlights Need to Advance Sites Reservoir to Enhance […]

Press Release: Sites Receives $6 Million Federal Investment

January 8, 2020

Sites Reservoir Receives $6 Million Federal Investment in Year-End Spending Package Funding Demonstrates Continued Federal Commitment to Sites Reservoir   […]

PressRelease: Sites Project Authority Announces Opening of New Leadership Role

December 27, 2019

Sites Project Authority Announces Opening of New Leadership Role in Preparation for Next Project Phase Leadership Structure Designed to Meet […]


Have no Prop. 1 water projects been built in California? No, but they are moving slowly

January 19, 2023

SACRAMENTO —  California voters approved a ballyhooed $7.5-billion bond issue eight-plus years ago thinking the state would build dams and other vital […]

New analysis projects capabilities of Sites Reservoir during heavy river flows

January 19, 2023

The Sites Project Authority released findings Wednesday from a new analysis that projected Sites Reservoir could have diverted and captured […]

Sites Reservoir team discusses hopes and hurdles

January 17, 2023

REDDING, Calif. — Water availability has become a critical issue in the face of ongoing drought, and one prominent potential solution […]

California has lots of catching up to do on flood management — with or without climate change

January 16, 2023

SACRAMENTO — When Leland Stanford became California’s governor in 1862, he needed a rowboat to carry him to the Capitol to be […]

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