Distribution and Maintenance of Water Supply

Senators insist on judicial review of water tunnels project

E&E News » California’s two Democratic senators have committed themselves to opposing a controversial House provision that would block judicial review of the state’s WaterFix tunnel project. While backstage discussions have occurred, opponents of the $17 billion tunnel project recognize the judicial review ban is all but certain to pass the House as part of a fiscal 2019 Interior and EPA appropriations bill.

2018-06-18T10:30:42+00:00June 15th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Wastewater, Water|

DWR expands on response to spillway forensic report

Chico Enterprise-Record » The state Department of Water Resources has beefed up its response to the independent forensic report on what caused the Oroville Dam spillway failure last year. A revised dam safety policy, which will “further define roles and responsibilities” of the executive-level engineer, the chief dam safety engineer and other related State Water Project divisions, should be released by the end of the year.

2018-06-18T10:27:47+00:00June 14th, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

Audit: $360M needed to fix New York dams

Times Union » Dozens of dams in New York’s Capital Region are one superstorm from failure, according to a new report comptroller’s report, and pose a widespread danger should any collapse.

2018-06-18T10:41:31+00:00June 14th, 2018|Dams, New York|

California drinking water tax dies in budget compromise

The Sacramento Bee » Lawmakers and Brown’s office scrapped the “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act,” which would have taxed residents 95 cents a month to raise millions for cleaning toxic wells. Instead, legislative leaders agreed to spend $5 million from the general fund to deal with lead in drinking water at child care centers. They also plan to allocate $23.5 million from the general fund for “safe drinking water actions later in this legislative session.”

2018-06-11T11:14:04+00:00June 8th, 2018|California, Drinking Water|

Why Southern California is calling for a do-over on its vote to bankroll the Delta tunnels

The Sacramento Bee » A historic vote on the Delta tunnels project is getting a do-over. Southern California’s powerful water agency — the Metropolitan Water District — said Thursday its board will vote again in July on whether to pay for the lion’s share of the project, known officially as California WaterFix.

2018-06-11T09:03:31+00:00June 7th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Drinking Water, Water|
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