Groups Pushing For More Public Access To Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; SF Not InterestedHetch Hetchy reservoir is considered San Francisco’s main water supply and the city is very protective of it. But it’s also a part of Yosemite National Park and some people are pushing for more public access to the area.
Oroville Crisis Drives Harder Look at Aging Dams Across the U.S.Federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old Oroville Dam say they are looking hard at how they overlooked its built-in weaknesses for decades.
Lack of Warning at Oroville Dam Raises Alarms NationwideDam experts say the collapse of spillways at the nation's tallest dam this winter has raised alarms nationally because there appeared to be no warning that the spillways were about to fail.
Plan To Add Groundwater To Hetch Hetchy Troubles SF Water LoversSan Francisco's world-famous Hetch Hetchy water is about to change and so may its taste.
'Glory Hole' Drains Flood-Filled Lake Berryessa, Attracting SightseersWater from Lake Berryessa is flowing into a unique vertical spillway, a rare sight drawing tourists to see what's known as the Glory Hole.
Water Released Over Emergency Spillway At Oroville DamAt a Saturday afternoon press conference, officials stressed the dam is structurally sound and there is no immediate threat to the public.
Calaveras Dam Construction Uncovers Artifacts...And 100-Year-Old DynamiteThe largest California reservoir project in 20 years has reached a significant construction milestone and uncovered a treasure trove of unique artifacts.
Controlled Burns On Mount Tam Help Keep Marin County Water CleanMarin County water district maintenance crews are carefully burning piles of dead brush, reducing the fuel load above reservoirs in advance of the summer fire season.
California's Largest Reservoirs Still Well Below AverageCalifornia’s largest reservoirs act as a report card for water officials, and unfortunately the grades aren’t very high right now.
Despite El Niño Storms, California Reservoirs Half FullThe recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that stand at half of historic depths for this time of year.
Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By DroughtWith the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 PercentThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.
Roberta Pleased To Find High Water Levels At Lake Del ValleYes, the water level at Lake Del Valle is the highest of I have seen in years and I was curious about that, so I visited the fish and bait store and asked why!
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.
San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In ReservoirA $111,000-a-year San Francisco water manager will likely be suspended after he was seen urinating in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents.