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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Know what's biting at Los Vaqueros. We have a weekly fishing report that helps you get ready for your next fishing adventure.