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Delta Dam

Construction Begins On Emergency Delta Salt Water Barrier

Construction 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.

05/08/2015

The Delta. (CBS)

$12 Million Emergency Delta Dam Project To Protect Pumps From Salt Water During Drought

An emergency dam is being built in the Delta due to California’s drought.

05/06/2015

O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. (Inklein/Wikimedia Commons)

San Francisco Sued In Bid To Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley

A 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.

04/23/2015

(CBS SF)

Cracked Dam Leaking Water Prompts Flash Flood Warning In Tuolumne County

A flash flood warning was issued in Tuolumne County after water started leaking from a cracked dam on Twain Harte Lake late Sunday morning.

08/04/2014

Smoke seen from out-of-control grass fire burning near Lake Berryessa.

Out-Of-Control Wildfire Near Lake Berryessa’s Monticello Dam Spreads To 5000 Acres

An 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.

07/05/2014

Fresh asparagus is displayed at a farmers market in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Water Behind Dam Near Fresno To Be Tapped For Farmers Facing Drought

Officials 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.

05/13/2014

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

Phil Matier: Conservative Congressman Pushes To Tear Down Hetch Hetchy

Sacramento 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.”

01/04/2012

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2 Silicon Valley Dams Found Highly Susceptible To Quakes

The 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.

10/26/2011

Anderson Reservoir (Cal Fire)

Seismic Study Allows South Bay Dam To Hold More Water

The 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2011

Martinez beaver

Famed Martinez Beaver Family Survives Storm Surge

Rushing water from Thursday’s storm destroyed the home of a family of beavers living in Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, but the creatures themselves appear to have survived, the founder of a beaver advocacy group said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011