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Posted on: July 20, 2018

News Article: Los Vaqueros Reservoir looking to expand water-storage capacity

A project to expand water-storage capacity at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir is close to receiving Proposition 1 funding. The Los Vaqueros initiative seeks to expand capacity by more than 70 percent – taking the capacity from 160,000 to 275,000 acre-feet.

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Bill to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure Clears Next Hurdle

Today, legislation authored by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) to help improve the Contra Costa Canal unanimously passed out of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the House Floor for a vote in the coming months.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Contra Costa Canal Title Transfer Act Progress

Our Assistant General Manager of Engineering, Stephen Welch, provided testimony on July 11, 2018 to the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans about the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act (HR6040). Public safety is our main goal.

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

All Trails Open Again at Los Vaqueros!

Several hiking trails have been closed since March to protect nesting Golden Eagles at the Los Vaqueros Watershed. The trails are now open again, and we have at least six fledged Golden Eagle chicks.

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Commission Completes Final Round of Scoring for Water Storage Projects

The California Water Commission approved final application scores for eight proposed water storage projects, clearing the way to award nearly $2.7 billion in Proposition 1 funds to help expand the state’s water storage capacity.

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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: 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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