California storms deliver above-average snowpack, replenish reservoirs

April 1, 2024

California’s mountains are covered with snow, reservoirs are mostly filled and hills across the state are sprouting green grass and wildflowers after the latest round […]

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California’s largest new reservoir project in 50 years gains momentum

March 17, 2024

$205 million from Congress is latest boost for Sites Reservoir, but can it overcome opposition? Colusa County is known for sprawling rice farms and almond […]

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Editorial: Getting Sites Reservoir across the finish line

March 6, 2024

It’s difficult to build big water infrastructure projects in California. It takes collaboration and agreement across geographic and political divides. It takes time, funding, and […]

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Press Releases

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 […]


Long-planned Sites Valley reservoir moves toward construction

March 1, 2024

As California enjoys a second robust winter in a row, calls for additional water storage may soon be getting an answer. […]

California needs reliable water supply, but climate change brings more uncertainty

February 27, 2024

As California’s precipitation becomes more erratic due to climate change, the state needs more tools, including more storage capacity, to […]

What is California doing to capture and store all the water from winter storms?

February 21, 2024

SACRAMENTO – We all know the saying about saving something for a rainy day, but in California it’s about saving […]

Sites analysis touts potential of reservoir

February 16, 2024

According to a new analysis by the Sites Project Authority, the proposed Sites Reservoir would be 80% full after recent […]

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