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Posted on: September 19, 2017

StarGazing Friday Night at Los Vaqueros: Autumnal Equinox

There will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world Friday. Join a NASA Education Ambassador to identify constellations, planets and other celestial wonders on this first day of fall. We have telescopes available, or bring your own

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Take A Look At These Impressive Photos of Los Vaqueros Wildlife


Outdoor Photographer Steve Goodall was frustrated when he couldn't shoot photos of many animals from the trails at Los Vaqueros. So he changed tactics, rented a boat and then saw plenty of wildlife that he's shared with us.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

CCWD Initiates Water Rate Structure Study

The Contra Costa Water District is evaluating its rate structure. This study is designed to recommend changes to the existing rate structure. The District's Board of Directors will be discussing this study throughout the year.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Expansion Seeks State Funding For Ecosystem Improvement & Emergency Response

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, Contra Costa Water District 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: September 8, 2017

We've Added - AGAIN! - Three More Examples of Beautiful Local 'Lawn To Garden' Conversions

We now have 42 local complete lawn-to garden homes on display on our public website. Today, we added three more homes from Concord; including one that has the most complete transformation we've seen. We have 'Before & After' photos and so much more.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Both Pontoon Boats Ready For Rental at Los Vaqueros

8/21 For the first time since February, both pontoon boats are in service at Los Vaqueros. They were damaged during a storm in February. One returned to service in May. Call the Marina at (925) 371-2628 for more information on renting a boat.

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Star-Gazing Nights, Tarantula Run, Fishing Clinics & More Detailed in New Fall LV Activity Guide

Two star gazing nights, adventures for scouts, fishing clinics and the Tarantula Run are some of the activities detailed in the new Fall Los Vaqueros Activity guide. Our presentations include "Grossology!", "Arachnophobia" and several hikes are planned.

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Foggy Morning at LV Provides Opportunity For Photographer Marc Crumpler

A foggy morning in late January provided a great opportunity for local Landscape Photographer Marc Crumpler. He hiked up through the heavy fog up Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Giant Sled Cleans Part of the Contra Costa Canal

See how we use a huge radio-controlled sled to clean a portion of the Contra Costa Canal. It acts like a giant squeegee to scrub mud and grime out of the canal twice a year.

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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: May 12, 2015

Watch for Imposters Posing As Utility Workers

The CCWD reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) to scam area residents.

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