Tag: Reservoirs

Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

Tom McClintock’s Bill Fast-Tracks Dams & Reservoirs

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is leading an effort to end environmentalists’ ability to delay the building of dams and reservoirs on federal land by fast-tracking control of the permitting process, placing power in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

California flooding (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

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.

Highway 3 (Caltrans / SF Chronicle)

El Niño Disintegrates California Highway

Two large stretches of a Northern California highway disintegrated and gave way Monday night as El Niño-powered rainstorms lashed the area.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Blue State Blues: Israel Solves the Water Puzzle

California will suffer severe shortages, with or without a warmer planet. We need to act soon. Water policy may not generate flashy headlines, and politicians who lay the foundations for reform may not be in office ten or twenty years from now, when credit is handed out. But it can be done. Israel has shown us how.

Wash Me Rolls (W. Marsh / Flickr / CC)

Beverly Hills Ordered to Reduce Water Use by 35%

Under the plan, 135 of the state’s biggest water-using communities–including Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Palos Verdes–will be forced to cut use by 35 percent to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to cut statewide use by 25 percent this year, according to the New York Times.