DR. JAY LUND: Water Supply Reliability Estimation: An overview

Water supply reliability.  It’s a term often talked about in the realm of California water, but what does it really mean?  And how can you describe it in quantitative terms?  As the Delta Independent Science Board prepares to tackle the subject, Dr. Jay Lund gave this seminar on water supply reliability and how to estimate it as preparation for a […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Upgrading the water grid

In September of 2018, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released the report, Managing Drought in a Changing Climate: Four Essential Reforms, which asserted there are five climate pressures affecting California’s water: Hotter temperatures, a shrinking snowpack, shorter and more intense wet seasons, rising sea level, and more volatile precipitation—with wetter wet years and drier dry years.  In response, […]

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SHASTA DAM RAISE PROJECT: Scoping comment deadline extended to January 14; Scoping meeting presentation and posters now available

From Westlands Water District: Westlands is preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Shasta Dam Raise Project (Project). Formerly known as the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI), the Project would increase the height of Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet and expand capacity of Shasta Lake by up to 634,000 acre feet. […]

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OROVILLE DAM: Spillways construction update

Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction activities on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project.   Construction on the Main Spillway General site cleanup, concrete finishing, joint sealing and completion of drainage systems continues at the 3,000-foot gated flood control spillway, also known as the main spillway. This finishing work is expected to be […]

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Governor Brown Takes Action to Bolster Dam Safety and Repair Transportation and Water Infrastructure

From the Office of the Governor: With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California’s roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state’s aging transportation and water infrastructure. “Recent storms have pounded the state of California resulting in […]

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