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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Red Flag Warning at Los Vaqueros

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.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Tarantula Run

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!

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

All Trails Open Again at Los Vaqueros!

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.

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

Weekly Fishing Report

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.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Gets $459 Million from Prop. 1

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.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant Contra Costa Water District Ownership of Canal System

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.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Seeking State Funding for Ecosystem Improvement

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.

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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 (CCWD) 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: 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: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

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.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Watch For Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
Contact: 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...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: 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...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Water District Board Vacancy To Be Billed By Appointment

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment

CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

CCWD Board President Joseph L. Campbell Announces Retirement

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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...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: 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...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

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.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management Plan

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...

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email atjbrown@ccwater.com

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
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Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4

Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Thousands of Contra Costa Students Participate in Delta Discovery Voyage

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041
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Participate in Educational Delta Voyages

CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Water-Wise Garden Workshops

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...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

California Native Plant Database

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.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Water Usage Update

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.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Red Flag Warning at Los Vaqueros

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.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Keeping Your Canal Clean

We're in the process of cleaning the Contra Costa Canal from Antioch to Clyde with a giant radio-controlled sled.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Congressman DeSaulnier Successfully Passes Legislation to Make Safety Improvements to Canal

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...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

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...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Looking to Reduce Your Water Use? Schedule a Free Home Water Use Survey!

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.

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Partnership for Safe Water Directors Award

Partnership Treatment Directors Award

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...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Once gone, eagles flourish in Bay Area skies

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.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Animal Safety Along the Canal

Animal Safety

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...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Sharing Innovations in Water Resources Management

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 ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Engaging the Next Generation

Summer Camp

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...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018

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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Water Facility Tours

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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Posted on: July 20, 2018

News Article: Los Vaqueros Reservoir looking to expand water-storage capacity

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.

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Bill to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure Clears Next Hurdle

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.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Contra Costa Canal Title Transfer Act Progress

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.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant CCWD Ownership of Canal System

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.

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 28% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.

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