Central Valley Project

San Luis Reservoir 100% Full; No Prop 1 Money to Raise Dam

The water storage at San Luis Reservoir (shown above in March 2016, mid-drought) jumped from just 10 percent of capacity in August to 100 percent last month. But none of the $7.5 billion from the Proposition 1 Water Bond passed by voters in 2014 has been spent to increase water storage by raising the height of the dam.

San Luis Reservoir (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Drought: State Water Project Ups Deliveries to 60 Percent

Farmers and water agencies who receive water from California’s State Water Project (SWP) will see deliveries increased to 60 percent this year, a sign that despite California’s continued record drought, the state’s most critical reservoirs have slowly returned to near-normal levels.

Aqueducts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Water Deliveries up in Central Valley — From 0 to 5%

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that the federal Central Valley Project (CVP) would boost water deliveries to California farmers to five percent from the zero percent the CVP had allocated the past two years.

Central Valley aqueducts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)