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California to Fund Construction of First Reservoir in Four Decades

The California Water Commission was awarded $816 million of Proposition 1 money to begin building the $5.2 billion Sites Reservoir — the state’s first big reservoir since the 1970s. The $7.5 billion Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement

Whiskeytown Lake (Ken Lund / Flickr / CC)

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)

SF Water Manager Faces Suspension after Peeing in Reservoir 

On January 6, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission employee Martin Sanchez, who makes $111,000 a year, decided he didn’t want to take the time to look for a bathroom, so instead he decided to urinate in the closest place available: the Priest Reservoir.

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge (Associated Press)