Posted on: March 24, 2017

CCWD Up-To-Date On Emergency Action Plan For Los Vaqueros Dam

Storms this winter have presented serious challenges at some reservoirs around the state. In response, Governor Brown has called for increased funding and action to ensure dam safety at all reservoirs. The Contra Costa Water District is up-to-date on its ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Slide Closes Fishing Trail Near Dam

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3/20 A slide has closed a fishing trail near the dam. The dam-area fishing steps remain open to anglers, but the slide has closed a nearby trail that included access to the shore. We'll announce when the fishing trail is reopened.

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

It's A Great Time to Go Hiking at Green LV, See Our Wildflower Photos

It's a great time to go hiking at Los Vaqueros, the entire nearly 20,000-acre watershed is incredibly green. We haven't seen many wildflowers yet, but with all the rain this year there are high expectations. Please take a look at our photo page.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Two Additional Trails Closed at Los Vaqueros To Protect Golden Eagles

2/17 Two additional trails at the Los Vaqueros Watershed have been temporarily closed to protect golden eagles nests. There are now seven closed trails. CCWD normally closes trails near known golden eagle nests.

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Both Pontoon Boats Damaged In Storm, Out For Repairs

2/23 Both pontoon boats at Los Vaqueros Reservoir were damaged by extremely high winds and are temporarily out of service. They are being repaired, so no pontoon boats are available for rental. The 16-foot boats were undamaged and available.

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Newsletter Discusses LV Expansion Plans

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Los Vaqueros expansion is the topic in CCWD's Spring 2017 "On Tap" newsletter. Studies underway now could result in the reservoir's expansion by up to 72% to 275,000 acre-feet, while bringing benefits to District customers and neighboring agencies.

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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 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: February 2, 2017

Stargazing, Fishing Derby & Hikes Set For LV 2017 Activities

We have all kinds of activities at Los Vaqueros outlined in our new Activity Guide. There are two stargazing nights planned, a fishing derby in April, and activities for Scouts that will help them earn badges.

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Nice Animal Photos -- Three Bald Eagles! -- from LV Bird Watching Trip

Photographer Jim Travis joined us on one of our bird watching boat trips in early February 2017, and sent some of the great photos he shot. On the trip, they saw three bald eagles at the watershed.

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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 at Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

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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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