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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Don't Ditch a Fish!

Do not Ditch a Fish

Help us protect our fisheries, native species, and fragile ecosystems. Transporting and releasing live fish—or any aquarium species—into the reservoir, ponds and creeks is illegal and harmful. Report violations to the Watershed Office ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Trail Closures Notice

Nesting golden eagles are commonly found at Los Vaqueros this time of year. In order to protect them, specific trails will be closed.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Anglers cast for magic on Saturday’s trout opener

This month’s trout plants at Bay Area lakes, reported by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, East Bay Regional Park District and Contra Costa Water District: 3,000 pounds at Los Vaqueros north of Livermore.

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

Fishing Report Every Week on the Website

Know what's biting at Los Vaqueros. We have a weekly fishing report that helps you get ready for your next fishing adventure.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant Contra Costa Water District Ownership of Canal System

Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Harris and Rep. DeSaulnier introduced legislation to transfer federal ownership of the Contra Costa Canal System to Contra Costa Water District, taking an important step toward modernizing the aging water supply aqueduct.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Seeking State Funding for Ecosystem Improvement

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, CCWD is working with partners to secure over $400 million to pay for public benefits of expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Water Level at Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises to a New High

After leaning on Los Vaqueros Reservoir for supply during the drought, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

The Contra Costa Water District recently completed its every three-year testing for lead and copper as required by federal regulations. Consistent with previous years, all results came back well below regulations.

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities, and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Watch For Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Watch for Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

CONCORD – The Contra Costa Water District has received reports from several cus...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

CONCORD – Since 2012, more than a million square-feet of ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Water District Board Vacancy To Be Billed By Appointment

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment

CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

CCWD Board President Joseph L. Campbell Announces Retirement

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CONCORD - At the board meeting on January 6, Contra Costa Water District’s (District) Board President, Joseph L. Campbell, announced that he will be retiring after 24 years of representing the community on important water issues. Campbell will be taking u...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager 925-688-8034

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD – A change in management at the Contra Costa Water District (District) will take effec...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

Here are some useful tips on ways to ensure the trees in your yard survive the drought. Various state agencies and associations have put this guide together.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management Plan

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management ProgramConservation goals are consistent with state mandates

Concord – On Wednesday, June 3, the Co...Read on...

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email atjbrown@ccwater.com

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
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Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4

Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Thousands of Contra Costa Students Participate in Delta Discovery Voyage

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041
Thousands of Contra Costa Students
Participate in Educational Delta Voyages

CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

FREE Water Conservation Devices

Being an environmentally responsible customer by conserving water doesn't mean having to pay for costly gadgets. We offer several free at devices you can install at home to save water.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Water-Wise Garden Workshops

Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. Experts will provide advice on landscape design, plants, and drip irr...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

2017 Annual Water Quality Report available now!

As the water providers to more than 500,000 people, we take great effort and great pride in delivering a product that in 2017 exceeded all drinking water standards set by the state and federal governments.

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Desaulnier, Harris, Feinstein introduce bill to give Contra Costa Canal to water district

News Article from the East Bay Times: The Contra Costa Water District is looking to upgrade the 48-mile aqueduct that serves half a million county residents, but to invest millions in the aging system, it first wants to own it.

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

California Water Commission Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Determination Information

Commission staff has released preliminary determination information to assist the Commission in making determinations required by WSIP regulations section 6011(c).

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Slow for the Cone Zone

Watch for workers and drive with caution when you see our construction crews. We regularly maintain and improve the water system to provide excellent service to our customers. Check to see if there is work happening in your neighborhood.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant CCWD Ownership of Canal System

Legislation was introduced this week to transfer federal ownership of the Contra Costa Canal System to Contra Costa Water District, taking an important step toward modernizing the aging water supply aqueduct.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Don't Ditch a Fish!

Do not Ditch a Fish

Help us protect our fisheries, native species, and fragile ecosystems. Transporting and releasing live fish—or any aquarium species—into the reservoir, ponds and creeks is illegal and harmful. Report violations to the Watershed Office ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Summertime is almost here – why not get outside and enjoy your local watershed?

Part of the District’s mission is to make our watershed available to you. Whether you’re looking to catch a fish, climb some hills, relax on a boat, or see wildlife, there’s no better time to visit Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Contra Costa Canal – A great canal, a terrible swimming hole

Never enter the Contra Costa Canal to swim, fish or retrieve an item. The waters are swift and the current is dangerous.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Commission Releases Technical Reviews for Applications for Water Storage Funding

The California Water Commission released the technical reviews and staff-recommended component scores for the eight applications for funding under the Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program. We are encouraged by the support for Los Vaqueros.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Modernizing Your Water System

Our Contra Costa Canal was built more than 80 years ago, when the area was mostly farm fields and orchards. We are studying how to modernize this critical conveyance facility to safely and reliably deliver water for the next 100 years.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Contra Costa Water District turns 82!

On May 5, 1936, voters agreed to form Contra Costa County Water District with a vote of 8,932 to 1,068. The District was officially incorporated on May 9, making this the 82nd year the District has been serving its communities and customers.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Water Awareness Youth Art Contest Winners Announced!

We're kicking off Drinking Water Week by announcing the 12 winners of our Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! Many very talented artists submitted entries. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted!

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Commission Moves Step Closer to Funding Prop 1 Water Storage Projects

After a three-day meeting in Sacramento this week, the California Water Commission determined the final Public Benefit Ratio and Maximum Eligible Amount of funding for the Prop. 1 application to expand Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Annual Trout Fishing Derby

Los Vaqueros hosted the annual spring Trout Derby in April 2018. See the results from anglers who caught the three largest trout!

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Contra Costa Canal Replacement Project

The District began construction this month on the Contra Costa Canal Levee Elimination & Flood Protection Project Segments 3 & 4. This project increases flood protection, enhances public safety and security, and prevents degradation of water quali...

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 28% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.

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