Distribution and Maintenance of Water Supply

Flint Receives $77 Million to Fund Water Infrastructure Improvements

The Root » The Flint, Mich., water crisis has weighed heavily on the hearts of those of us within the black community. But five years after its onset, it would appear that the city is now one step closer to finally leaving its deadly water infrastructure in the past.

2019-04-25T09:52:32-08:00April 18th, 2019|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan|

Sea level rise could threaten California cities and ports by 2040

American Journal of Transportation » A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to California coastal cities and ports by 2040. Elaine Forbes, executive director for the Port of San Francisco, said that rising sea levels are already threatening downtown San Francisco and Port property requiring the construction of a new sea wall. The projected cost: $5 billion.

2019-04-18T10:47:36-08:00March 21st, 2019|California, Louisiana, Reports, U.S. News, Urban, Water|

How can California capture more water? Competing interests will have to compromise

Los Angeles Times » Environmental restrictions limit the amount of water that can be pumped into southbound aqueducts. Moreover, there aren’t many places to store the water and reservoirs are filling up fast. The principal answer to the pumping problem is highly controversial. It’s the long-debated tunnel proposal for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

2019-04-18T14:28:29-08:00February 25th, 2019|California, Water|

DWR doesn’t expect to use Oroville Dam spillway anytime soon — but it’s preparing if necessary

Chico Enterprise-Record » The state Department of Water Resources does not expect to need to operate the Oroville Dam spillway anytime soon but is preparing in the event that it is necessary. Lake Oroville, currently at 773-foot elevation, could rise to 780-785 feet by the end of the month based on current projections.

2019-04-18T14:25:25-08:00February 22nd, 2019|California, Dams, Oroville Dam|

Trump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill

The Hill » America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the most comprehensive infrastructure legislation passed this Congress, will authorize over $6 billion in federal spending on ports, harbors and waterways. It will also deauthorize spending on water projects that have been deemed inefficient.

2018-10-22T13:27:23-08:00October 10th, 2018|Funding, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News, Water|

A Race to the Finish on Oroville Dam Spillway Fix

Engineering News Record » Seemingly chaotic but actually highly choreographed and sequenced, the $1.1-billion Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project moves at an ultra-fast-track pace for one important reason: to repair the structures in time to protect cities, farmland and hundreds of thousands of people downstream of Oroville Dam before Northern California’s rainy season begins in November.

2018-10-08T12:05:01-08:00October 3rd, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam, Project to Watch|
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