188,000 Evacuated Near Oroville Dam SpillwayAt least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in the area near the Oroville Dam Sunday after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the structure was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.
California Warns 99-Year-Old Dam May Collapse From Winter RainsState officials are warning that a 99-year-old dam in Northern California is at risk of collapsing this winter if a big rainstorm comes through.
Surveillance Video Shows Dam Vandalized, 50 Million Gallons Of Water LostFremont police hope surveillance video will help them find three men suspected of vandalizing a dam, wasted millions of gallons of water in the process.
Construction Begins On Emergency Delta Salt Water BarrierConstruction on a $30 million emergency barrier to prevent salt water from entering drinking water supplies began this week in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
$12 Million Emergency Delta Dam Project To Protect Pumps From Salt Water During DroughtAn emergency dam is being built in the Delta due to California’s drought.
San Francisco Sued In Bid To Restore Hetch Hetchy ValleyA citizens’ group dedicated to restoring the now-flooded Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park has sued the city of San Francisco in a bid to change the way water is diverted from the Tuolumne River.
Cracked Dam Leaking Water Prompts Flash Flood Warning In Tuolumne CountyA flash flood warning was issued in Tuolumne County after water started leaking from a cracked dam on Twain Harte Lake late Sunday morning.
Out-Of-Control Wildfire Near Lake Berryessa’s Monticello Dam Spreads To 5000 AcresAn out-of-control grass fire that began Friday night near Monticello Dam at Lake Berryessa in Solano County has spread to 5,000 acres and is only 15% contained Saturday evening.
Water Behind Dam Near Fresno To Be Tapped For Farmers Facing DroughtOfficials said Tuesday that, for the first time in decades, they plan to tap water stored behind a dam east of Fresno, as they try to help California farmers through the ongoing drought.
Phil Matier: Conservative Congressman Pushes To Tear Down Hetch HetchySacramento County Congressman Dan Lungren wants to do away with the dam that holds back Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Lungren, a Republican, said that he wants to give the world a "second Yosemite Valley.”
2 Silicon Valley Dams Found Highly Susceptible To QuakesThe Santa Clara Valley Water District study found that the ground under Calero Dam could liquefy in a major quake, and the embankment material at Guadalupe Dam is weaker than previously believed.
Seismic Study Allows South Bay Dam To Hold More WaterThe Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill has been forced to release thousands of gallons of water because the dam is an earthquake hazard, but a new seismic study is recommending capacity be increased.