City, Water District Approve Emergency Action Plan for Flooding in San JoseBoth the San Jose City Council and the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors approved a joint, creek Emergency Action Plan Friday to be enacted during potential flooding in San Jose.
South Bay Officials Consider Pacheco Reservoir Dam ProjectA South Bay water district is considering a plan to build a massive new dam that would add a lot more water storage to the Pacheco Reservoir.
State Red Tape Threatens South Bay Flood Control ProjectThe Santa Clara Valley Water District has filed a lawsuit against state officials, claiming too much bureaucracy is threatening the completion of a flood control project.
Water District Blames San Jose Officials For Failing To Act In FloodWater officials say San Jose city authorities received several warnings that flooding was imminent but failed to evacuate thousands of residents who were trapped in their homes after a creek broke its banks.
Recent El Niño Storms Lift Some South Bay Reservoirs To CapacityReservoirs in Santa Clara County are reaping the benefits of recent storms, with four reservoirs at capacity or above.
Newly-Discovered Faults Delay Seismic Retrofit of Anderson Reservoir in Santa Clara CountyThe discovery of new faults near one of the Bay Area's largest dams has pushed back plans for a seismic retrofit to early 2018.
South Bay Cities Doing A Good Job Of Cutting Back Water Use During Drought— Up to 30 PercentMany South Bay residents are getting the conservation message and are going above and beyond when it comes to cutting back on water use.
Santa Clara Valley Water District Considers Tighter Restrictions Than State’s New RegulationsWith the state expanding emergency water restrictions in the wake of the drought, some Bay Area residents could soon be asked to conserve even more. It could happen as soon as next week in Santa Clara County.
California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For ConservationNew numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.
Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved RestrictionsPalo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.
Santa Clara Water District Approves Hiring 'Water Cops' To Issue WarningsIn a unanimous vote, the Santa Clara Valley Water District approved hiring up to 10 people to respond to complaints about people wasting water in the county.
Los Gatos Creek Going Dry Amid California's Record Drought On Tuesday, the water supply to the creek was cut by about 60 percent as South Bay water officials try to conserve what little water they have to work with.