News Worth Noting: Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake, Friant Water Authority on Reclamation’s Klamath decision, and Presidio to get drought-resistant landscaping

Army Corps LogoArmy Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned dams and ongoing Corps construction projects in the vicinity of the Aug. 25 Northern California earthquake are undamaged, Corps engineers verified in site inspections Aug. 25-26.  Inspected Corps dams include Coyote Valley and Warm Springs dams, the nearest Corps dams to the earthquake’s epicenter, managed by the Corps’ San Francisco District; and New Hogan and Farmington dams east of Stockton, managed by the Corps’ Sacramento District.  Inspections of features of the Corps’ flood risk reduction projects in Napa – including a floodwall and levee along the Napa River, Napa Creek culverts and ongoing oxbow bypass work – are still ongoing. … ”  Read more from the Army Corps of Engineers here:  Army Corps dams and projects undamaged after Napa quake

friantReclamation’s Klamath Decision and its CVP Harm:Today the Department of the Interior has again chosen to have the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation utilize Central Valley Project water for a speculative benefit to a fish population in the Klamath river system, which is outside of the CVP, while seemingly disregarding the serious social and environmental consequences this policy decision will have in the Central Valley. This wholly unacceptable action is beyond inflammatory to the Friant Water Authority, its member agencies, the Friant Division’s small family farmers and growers, the cities that are dependent on Friant water, and the other water users who pay for the operation of the CVP’s infrastructure and have been denied any water supply allocation this year. Additionally, water and power contractors are waiting to hear how the lost water supplies and power generation will be made up for these actions this year as well as last year. … ”  Read more from the Friant Water Authority here: Reclamation’s Klamath Decision and its CVP Harm

Army Corps LogoArmy Corps awards $1.4 million for drought-resistant landscaping at Presidio of Monterey:The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $1.4 million contract Aug. 20 to Jacob Construction & Design Inc. of San Luis Obispo to replace approximately 2.8 acres of turf at the Presidio of Monterey with drought-resistant landscaping. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.  The Corps is also building passive irrigation systems at Presidio under the contract that captures rainwater, reduces potable water demand and reduces storm water pollution. … ”  Read more from the Army Corps of Engineers here:  Army Corps awards $1.4 million for drought-resistant landscaping at Presidio of Monterey


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