The bill to repair California’s crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, officials said Friday. Source: Storm-Lashed California Roads, Dams Could Cost $1B […]
With weeks to go in California’s rainy season, and billions of gallons of water waiting to rush into Lake Oroville when the Sierra snowpack melts this spring, the question on the minds of many Sacramento Valley residents is this: Just how long can the dam’s badly damaged spillway hold up? Source: Oroville Dam: Can damaged […]
California water authorities started slowing the outflow Monday from the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working. Source: California dam spillway outflow slowed to clear debris – KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Feb. 24, 2017, announced that he wants to accelerate spending on dam safety, flood protection and aging transportation infrastructure. Source: Jerry Brown proposes $450 million for California flood control | The Sacramento Bee
Although California’s five-year drought has come to an end, how has it affected the state’s giant sequoia trees? In this video, we meet a scientist who is seeking to understand these seemingly indestructible giants Source: Will California’s Giant Sequoias Survive The Next Drought?
The latest map from U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly study produced jointly by a handful of federal agencies, shows not a single spot in the Golden State in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought. Source: New report says California severe drought is over | Fresno Bee
Central Coast Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham has introduced AB 457 calling for the state of California to conduct a study on the viability of using the Diablo Canyon desalination plant as a future source of local water. Source: Cunningham introduces bill on studying Diablo Canyon desal
Thursday: Catalina Island’s water woes, rising deportation fears, and a bid for total reliance on renewable energy. Source: California Today: On Catalina, the Drought Is Far From Over – The New York Times