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Timeline: The Long History Of California’s Delta Tunnels Plan

It’s been more than half a century since Californians started talking seriously about building a new conveyance system – canals or tunnels – to divert water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta to south Delta pumps for export to farms and cities in the south. California’s Department of Water Resources’ California Water Plan suggested a “Trans-Delta System” in 1957 to convey water around the Delta. And in the 1960s the idea of a “peripheral canal” emerged.

Atmospheric River Brings Heavy Rain To Parts Of California As Feet Of Snow Pile Up In The Sierra Nevada

A storm system tapping an atmospheric river of moisture is bringing heavy rain to portions of California, including some burn areas through Thursday as heavy snow potentially snarls travel in the Sierra Nevada. The stream of moisture piping its way toward the West Coast from the Pacific Ocean can be seen in the yellow and orange shadings in this satellite image. An atmospheric river is a thin and long plume of moisture that stretches from the tropics or subtropics into higher latitudes.

Toxic Algae: Once A Nuisance, Now A Severe Nationwide Threat

Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt lightheaded, nauseous. By the next morning he was too dizzy to stand, his overheated body covered with painful hives. Hospital tests blamed toxic algae, a rising threat to U.S. waters.

Securing Southern California’s Water Future

Severe drought, dwindling local water supplies and the high costs associated with imported water have many utilities looking for new ways to increase their local drinking water supplies to fill future needs. In Southern California, several public and private utilities have chosen water reuse as the answer to these problems. “In California, these treatment processes are called AWT’s, or advanced water treatment plants,” said Mehul V. Patel, P.E., Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) director of water production.

Most Powerful People In San Diego

Well, Dean Spanos is off the list. Way off. Last year, in our annual ranking of the Most Powerful People in San Diego, we had him finishing last, at 20. (Maybe that’s why he moved the team.) We felt he had the chance to do something noble with his power, such as work toward a compromise to keep the Chargers in San Diego, He didn’t.

One of the First Projects in LA County to Capture Storm Water is Being Built in Long Beach

The thousands of miles of concrete channels diverting street water from the San Gabriel and Los Angeles rivers represent the last major water project in Los Angeles County, built almost 100 years ago. On Thursday, Dave Sorem, owner and vice president of Mike Bubalo Construction Co., showed off the first of a second wave of street-water projects that elevate what is essentially water pollution into a drinkable water source.

If There’s a Doheny Desalination Plant, South Coast Water District Wants to Build and Run It

If a desalination facility is built in Dana Point, the South Coast Water District board wants the district to design, build and operate it. Board members on Wednesday unanimously agreed with General Manager Andy Brunhart’s recommendation that the district take ownership of a possible plant instead of partnering with a private company.

OPINION: Double Down on Smart Water Use as We Recharge Underground ‘Bank’

It’s a safe bet most people would say they find sound of flowing water to be a soothing, positive experience. This is especially true right now when it comes to a particularly large flow in our Coachella Valley. The Desert Water Agency and Coachella Valley Water District recently reported that a record amount of Colorado River water has been coming into the desert and is being deposited into our aquifer – the primary source of our drinking water.

OPINION: Worst Engineering Failure in U.S. History Made Us Safer

In recent months, disasters are unfortunately on the minds of too many Americans. The loss of life and infrastructure are overwhelming and we all pray that new lessons are learned to help prevent similar disasters from happening in the future.  That is why the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act is timely and significant. Almost 90 years ago, on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam ruptured, sending a 180-foot tower of water hurtling down San Francisquito Canyon in northeastern Los Angeles County.

Atmospheric River Brings Rain to the Bay Area, Snow to the Sierra Nevada

As expected, an “atmospheric river” delivered moderate to heavy rain to the Bay Area on Thursday. The North Bay and Santa Cruz mountains received a majority of the rainfall, with a handful of locations recording more than 4½ inches, including Ben Lomond, according to the National Weather Service in Monterey. Some locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains recorded 2 inches of rain in six hours.