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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 20, 2018

Statement on the California Water Commission's Response to Appeal

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.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

News Article: California announces tentative funding for new giant dams

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.

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Augmented Reality Sandbox Exhibit

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.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Contra Costa Water District's response to the California Water Commission

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.

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