California Water Commission, part 3: An update on Sites Reservoir

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At the July 16 meeting of the California Water Commission, Jim Weiking from the Department of Water Resources and Thad Bettner with the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District gave a presentation on the North of Delta Offstream Storage Project (NODOS), otherwise known as Sites Reservoir.  Their presentation included a detailed discussion on how Sites would add flexibility to the state’s water […]

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An update on potential new water storage projects, part 2: Potential beneficiaries talk about Sites, Temperance Flat and other storage projects

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The CalFed storage investigations have been underway for decades.  As the feasibility studies round to an end, presumably, and a decision point nears, will there be any takers for the water?  In this next panel, Thad Bettner, General Manager for the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District, discusses the North of Delta Offstream Storage  project, more commonly known as Sites Reservoir, Ara […]

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An update on potential new water storage projects, part 1: An update on CalFed surface storage investigations and an overview of water storage

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Increasing water storage, both above and below ground, has become a part of the conversation as the state grapples with the critically dry conditions. At the April meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the issue took center stage as Council members heard from three different panels.  In this first panel, Jason Phillips, Deputy Regional Director for USBR, provided an overview […]

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Reaction to Congressmen Garamendi & LaMalfa’s proposed Sites Reservoir legislation:


The announcement of legislation by Congressmembers Garamendi & LaMalfa to authorize a feasibility study and the construction of Sites Reservoir was likely overshadowed by the larger event in Fresno today, so reaction to this announcement has been light. Here’s what I’ve received so far; I’ll continue to add to it if I find any more. In alphabetical order: From Assemblymember […]

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Congressmen Garamendi and LaMalfa announce Sites Reservoir water storage bill; Would help California prepare for future droughts

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From Congressman Garamendi’s office: Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA-03) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) announced the bipartisan Sacramento Valley Water Storage and Restoration Act of 2014, which would authorize a feasibility study and construction of Sites Reservoir in Colusa County, California. The bill sets a deadline for the completion of the feasibility study and if deemed feasible, authorizes construction of the […]

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Bureau of Reclamation releases progress report on Sites Reservoir

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The Bureau of Reclamation has released a progress report on the North of the Delta Offstream Storage (NODOS), otherwise known as Sites Reservoir, which presents the results to date of the feasibility study.  The storage investigation, now in its third phase, is one of four authorized for study in 1996 during the CalFed era. The proposed Sites Reservoir would be […]

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