California water infrastructure

Two different water bonds are set to appear on the ballot this election season. The Secretary of State's Office announced the latest on Wednesday. It is a nine billion dollar measure that has gathered enough signatures to appear in November. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Several cities in the west end of the San Bernardino Valley are conserving water this week during a needed repair. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

California's largest water district has given key support to a 17-billion-dollar water project long sought by Governor Jerry Brown.  The vote yesterday (Tuesday) would fund twin tunnels under the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, which will send water to Central and Southern California.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

California officials say they are already working with the federal government on how to safeguard state power and water infrastructure from potential Russian hacking.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio

Once California lawmakers wrap up an affordable housing deal, some hope to move on to a parks and water bond.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter has more from a rally held by parks backers yesterday (Wednesday) outside the state Capitol.

Could Texas-Style Flooding Happen In California?

Aug 29, 2017
Dale Kolke/California Department of Water Resources

As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels Texas, California water managers say such devastating floods could happen here.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the say California needs to invest billions of dollars for flood protection.

Supporters of building a reservoir nearly twice the size of Folsom

Lake are applying for Proposition 1 water bond money that California voters approved in 2014.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, proponents of the Sites Reservoir project are asking for more than half the money that's set aside for water storage projects. 


The federal license that allows the state of California to operate the now-damaged Oroville Dam expired 10 years ago, and has been operating since then with yearly "temporary" licenses, according to reports from the Associated Press.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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Tens of thousands of residents downstream from Oroville Dam are still under evacuation orders, even as conditions improve for workers trying to alleviate the structural emergency plaguing the dam.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Federal agencies are providing California with preliminary assistance for the Oroville Dam emergency.  That's in spite of some rumors President Donald Trump is withholding aid to the state, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

In California and across the country today, clean water advocates are highlighting the need for investment in our water infrastructure by asking people to imagine a day without water.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

President Obama;s budget proposal for 2017 is getting accolades from conservation groups concerned with the ongoing drought. They particularly like the full funding for better data collection and agricultural water saving programs. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on how the Golden State is highlighted in the proposal.

Just a year after California voters approved a multi-billion dollar water bond, another may be on the way.  Governor Jerry Brown's former top water official is pushing another initiative to upgrade the state's water system.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.