Department of Water Resources

Jerry Brown’s ‘Twin Tunnels’ Project on Hold

Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown will not be in office to see his “twin tunnels” project completed — if it is ever begun at all — after the state’s Department of Water Resources withdrew a key certification last Friday.

Jerry Brown climate summit (John Moore / Getty)

Oroville Dam Repair Cost Spikes to $870 Million

The California Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) cost estimates for the Oroville Dam crisis and repair have spiked to $870 million, after an independent forensic report blamed the state for misleading the public about its knowledge of dangerous conditions.

Oroville Dam Spillway (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

California Rain Expected to Boost Hydro-Electric Revenue

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency suggest that the state could receive an extra $900 million in new hydro-electric revenue as a result of record California rain — and that the cash could pay for some of the damage to the Oroville Dam, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and much of California’s key flood control infrastructure.

Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

Storms Add 350 Billion Gallons of Water to CA Reservoirs

California’s crippling five-year drought has come to a temporary halt in the northern part of the state, as roughly 350 billion gallons of water came pouring into the region’s biggest reservoirs over the past few days, boosting storage to levels not seen in years.

California flooding (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Leak Shuts Down California Aqueduct

A leak Wednesday forced state water officials to shut down the California Aqueduct, the canal that delivers water from Northern California to tens of millions of residents and farms in Southern California. Water officials first discovered the leak on January 2

California Aqueduct (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left

In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, NASA senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti warned that California only has about one year’s worth of water supply left in its snowpack, reservoirs, and groundwater storage. If conservation efforts are not ramped up, and soon, the state could be facing a full-blown “crisis.”

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