Fire danger at Los Vaqueros Watershed is at Red Flag Warning. Smoking is not permitted outside enclosed vehicles and all fire sources, including use of barbecues is strictly prohibited. Please exercise caution.
Get ready to traverse the hills of Los Vaqueros Reservoir on Saturday, October 13! The run has plenty of excitement including the chance of tarantula sightings along the course. Walkers/hikers and runners of all levels are welcome!
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.
What's biting this week at Los Vaqueros? Check out the latest info on recent catches, fish plants, weather and water conditions for your next fishing trip.
On July 24, the California Water Commission announced that $459 million of Proposition 1 funding will be slated for expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir in eastern Contra Costa County near Brentwood.
Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Harris and Rep. DeSaulnier introduced legislation 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.
With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, CCWD is working with partners to secure over $400 million to pay for public benefits of expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.
After leaning on Los Vaqueros Reservoir for supply during the drought, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.
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.
CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities, and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
Watch for Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments
CONCORD – The Contra Costa Water District has received reports from several cus...Read on...
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard
CONCORD – Since 2012, more than a million square-feet of ...Read on...
Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment
CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...
CONCORD - At the board meeting on January 6, Contra Costa Water District’s (District) Board President, Joseph L. Campbell, announced that he will be retiring after 24 years of representing the community on important water issues. Campbell will be taking u...Read on...
For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager 925-688-8034
Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District
CONCORD – A change in management at the Contra Costa Water District (District) will take effec...Read on...
Here are some useful tips on ways to ensure the trees in your yard survive the drought. Various state agencies and associations have put this guide together.
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management ProgramConservation goals are consistent with state mandates
Concord – On Wednesday, June 3, the Co...Read on...
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/ProhibitionsContinued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email email@example.com
Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District
CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...
March 26, 2015Press Release
Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4
Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728
Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa...Read on...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041 Thousands of Contra Costa StudentsParticipate in Educational Delta Voyages
CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...
Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. Experts will provide advice on landscape design, plants, and drip irr...
The California Native Plant Society has a new database where you can search a specific location to determine which plants are native to the area you live in. Other features include gardening tips, local nurseries, and personalized plant list.
Did you know? Statewide urban treated water use during May 2018 increased over the same period last year by 8%, but is still 33% below the May 2013 water use, the drought baseline year.
We're in the process of cleaning the Contra Costa Canal from Antioch to Clyde with a giant radio-controlled sled.
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that his bill to improve the Contra Costa Canal unanimously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act (H.R. 6040) would tra...
The District recognizes National Preparedness Month each September as an opportunity to prepare now and throughout the year for the unexpected. Communication is an important aspect of emergency preparedness. One step you can take today is to update contac...
This is the time of year when water use goes up. We’re watering our yards more often and topping off our pools to combat evaporation. If you’re interested in getting the most value out of every drop, schedule a free home water use survey.
Our Randall-Bold and Bollman Water Treatment Plants were recently recognized at the American Water Works Association Conference by the Partnership for Safe Water for maintaining the Directors Award status for 15 consecutive years. Also, the CCWD/City of B...
At golden eagle nests in the Los Vaqueros Watershed, six eagle chicks were hatched, raised and fledged this year, wildlife biologists at the Contra Costa Water District have confirmed.
Recently, there have been some otter sightings in the canal. While cute and fun to watch, please do not feed or interact with wild animals. For the most part, the wildlife in or near our canal are able to navigate this facility on their own. Interacting w...
Recently, a professor and graduate student from Tsinghua University, a prestigious Chinese research university, visited the District to learn about water resources management in California. Their aim was to acquire new knowledge to support their planning ...
Nearly 50 high school students from the surrounding areas, predominantly juniors and seniors, recently participated in the Contra Costa Economic Partnership's Environmental Science and Engineering Summer Camp. The District, along with Central Contra Costa...
Prop 3 is a citizen’s initiative water bond that will appear on the November 2018 statewide California ballot. The Contra Costa Water District has endorsed this bond.
Ever wondered where the water comes from when you turn on your faucet? Would you like to see how we produce the safe, high-quality drinking water that is delivered to your home? You’ll go behind the scenes to learn how this vital infrastructure works!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.