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Posted on: February 16, 2024

It’s Cool to Follow the Rules!

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As the sun comes out for the season, we are excited to welcome you back to Los Vaqueros Watershed for all of the fantastic recreational opportunities provided. To make sure Los Vaqueros remains a safe, clean place for generations of visitors, please take ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Cattle Grazing at Los Vaqueros

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While visiting the Los Vaqueros Watershed, you may see cattle grazing in the area. Don’t be alarmed! Cows grazing along the trails are doing their part to help manage the habitat by minimizing wildfire risk and promoting biodiversity. So, if you...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

2024 Annual Parking Passes Available

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Whether you're a frequent visitor for outdoor recreation opportunities, the beautiful views, or the education at our Interpretive Center, our annual parking passes are the way to go! The general fee for an annual parking pass is $85, with discoun...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Golden Eagles Nesting at Los Vaqueros

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Last year marked a banner year for our golden eagle population, and we are encouraged by the prospect of creating ideal conditions for further eaglets to fledge at Los Vaqueros. Your cooperation in respecting current trail closures is instrumental in fost...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Welcoming Visitors Back to the South Side

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The south side of Los Vaqueros is reopening Friday, December 1, after a temporary partial closure to repair a portion of Los Vaqueros Road.

Deer Crossings Ahead

As we extend a warm welcome to our visitors, we kindly remind everyone to observe speed limits, ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: November 6, 2023

CCWD Hosted Kids Fishing Day

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Contra Costa Water District partnered with C.A.S.T. for Kids to host our annual fishing day at Los Vaqueros recently, where we hosted 17 kids and teens with special needs and their caretakers with local volunteer fishing experts for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

CCWD Sponsors Fishing Day for Kids

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Contra Costa Water District is partnering with C.A.S.T. for Kids to host our annual fishing day at Los Vaqueros. It’s a free event that pairs kids and teens with special needs and their caretakers with local volunteer fishing experts for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Exploring Autumn Splendor at Los Vaqueros

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As the warmth of summer gradually gives way to the crispness of fall, nature enthusiasts, avid anglers, and hikers eagerly anticipate the splendid transition of weather and landscapes. The Los Vaqueros Watershed is a destination for those seeking to embra...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Golden Eaglets Take Flight

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A Banner Year for Golden Eagles at Los Vaqueros

Every year beginning in December/January, golden eagle nesting activity is monitored in the Los Vaqueros Watershed and trails and public areas around nests are closed until the eagles have fledged. By mid-Jul...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Strategic Storage

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1.6 Billion Gallons of Freshwater Added to Los Vaqueros in August

As the snowpack in the Sierras steadily melts, an ongoing process that contributes to the continuous flow of water into the Sacramento River, a bountiful supply of pristine freshwater flows ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Trail Closure Updates

Protecting Golden Eagle Nesting at Los Vaqueros Watershed

We’re sharing an update about the temporary trail closures at the Los Vaqueros Watershed to protect the nesting activity of the majestic golden eagles.

Many trails within the watershed rema...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: May 30, 2023

Get Ready for a Memorable Summer at Los Vaqueros Watershed

Tips to Beat the Heat and Stay Safe

As the summer season approaches, Los Vaqueros Watershed offers an array of outdoor activities and scenic beauty for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're planning a hike, a fishing trip, or a leisurely picnic, it&am...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Fishing Update

Exciting Angling Opportunities Await at Los Vaqueros Reservoir!

A significant number of trout have been recently planted, providing ample chances for anglers to reel in their catch. The reservoir is teeming with these prized fish, creating an exciting and ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Reflecting on the Los Vaqueros Reservoir 25th Anniversary Open House

A Community Celebration and New Discoveries

The Los Vaqueros Reservoir recently celebrated a momentous milestone with its 25th Anniversary Open House. The event was a resounding success, bringing together community members, nature enthusiasts, and local wa...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Los Vaqueros: A Quarter Century of Success

Los Vaqueros Reservoir has been an invaluable investment by Contra Costa Water District customers to improve water quality and to help our communities withstand several droughts; this year was no exception. December 24, 2022, marked the 25th anniversary o...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Storm Damage Recovery

What a start to 2023! While we needed some rain, the multiple storms throughout January caused a significant amount of damage throughout the Los Vaqueros Watershed. Contra Costa Water District and our partners at Los Vaqueros Recreation Company are hard a...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Welcoming Visitors Back

We sincerely appreciate all of our wonderful watershed visitors who have been checking in and asking when they can enjoy the watershed – thank you for your patience. Our gates on the northern and southern entrances are back open and we are excit...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

CAST for Kids Fishing Day

Contra Costa Water District is partnering with C.A.S.T. for Kids to host our annual fishing day at Los Vaqueros. It’s a free event that pairs kids and teens with special needs and their caretakers with local volunteer fishing experts for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Slithering Snakes in Spring

Rattlesnakes are very common in the Los Vaqueros Watershed. Especially as the weather warms up and the sun is out. Please be aware of your surroundings and maintain a safe distance if you encounter a rattlesnake.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Cattle Grazing at Los Vaqueros

We graze cattle seasonally at the Los Vaqueros Watershed to manage habitat, which helps minimize wildfire risk and promotes biodiversity. Seeing cattle at LV might give you pause, so here are some tips to safely share open space with cows on the trail.

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