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.
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.
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!
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.
Los Vaqueros hosted the annual spring Trout Derby in April 2018. See the results from anglers who caught the three largest trout!
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...
The California Water Commission released updated public benefits ratios of proposed water storage projects following the appeal process. Read Contra Costa Water District's response to the update and what this means for Los Vaqueros.
Under the new scoring, the Contra Costa Water District is eligible for up to $423 million to put toward the $795 million expansion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in the East Bay hills north of Livermore.
Visit the Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center for a new hands-on sandbox exhibit. Shape sand and watch as a watershed comes to life beneath your hands! We also have exhibits on the cultural history of the area, animals, and the Los Vaqueros dam.
After the California Water Commission released initial technical reviews for 11 water storage projects seeking $2.7 billion in funding under the Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program, Contra Costa Water District responded to address questions.