Proposed New Dam in South Bay Spurs Battle Over Water RatesDrought conditions are contributing to a battle brewing in the South Bay over a proposed water storage project that has the Santa Clara Valley Water District pushing for a series rate hikes to fund a new dam near Highway 152.
California Drought: As Communities See Water Issues, Some Reuse Gray WaterIt’s been years since the Bay Area has had to deal with drought conditions. While some counties look to instituting water-use restrictions, some communities look to creative ways to reuse water.
Fmr. NAACP Chief, Longtime District Exec Rick Callender Is New CEO Of Santa Clara Valley Water DistrictThe powerful Santa Clara Valley Water District has a new CEO, Rick Callender. The 49-year-old Callender grew up in San Jose and graduated from Santa Teresa High School. He has been with the district for 24 years and is the first African-American to head the agency in its 90-year history.
Water District Seeks To Minimize Impact From Quickly Draining Anderson ReservoirThe Santa Clara Valley Water District wants to move quickly to drain the Anderson Reservoir and seismically retrofit the dam, but it also wants to move carefully to minimize impacts once the water is let go.
Federal Regulators Order Draining Of Anderson Reservoir Due To Earthquake RiskThe Santa Clara Valley Water District said Monday that it agrees with federal regulators' orders to move forward with the project to drain the Anderson Reservoir to reduce risk to the public in the event of an earthquake.
Devastating Floods Not A Threat This Year Along San Jose's Coyote CreekThe Santa Clara Valley Water District is making room for more rain above Coyote Creek, but Anderson Reservoir is still nowhere near the capacity event that triggered devastating flooding in 2017.
Bay Area Reservoirs At Normal Levels Despite Recent Droughts, FloodingAfter fluctuating between extreme droughts and wetness in recent years, California's reservoir levels are trending toward normalcy.
California Water District Approves Up To $650M For TunnelsA Northern California water agency has voted to support Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two massive tunnels to remake the state's water system, renewing momentum behind the controversial project.
Santa Clara Valley Water District Considers Backing Massive Tunnel SystemSupport from the Santa Clara Valley Water District board could renew momentum behind one of the Democratic governor's top priorities as he prepares to leave office.
Silicon Valley Water Agency May Help Fund Delta Tunnels ProjectThe Santa Clara Valley Water District is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to commit up to $650 million to the controversial tunnel proposal.
A Year After San Jose's Coyote Creek Flooded, Much Has ChangedOn the one-year anniversary of the Coyote Creek flooding in San Jose, officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District hosted a gathering at Rocksprings Park to honor those affected by the storms and discuss future plans for a study on flooding solutions.