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Posted on: March 24, 2017

CCWD Up-To-Date On Emergency Action Plan For Los Vaqueros Dam

Storms this winter have presented serious challenges at some reservoirs around the state. In response, Governor Brown has called for increased funding and action to ensure dam safety at all reservoirs. The Contra Costa Water District is up-to-date on its emergency action planning for the dam at Los Vaqueros. The reservoir is an off-stream reservoir, so filling is in the control of CCWD, not in-flow from the watershed. The dam is equipped with a spillway; however, it will probably never be used with the way reservoir is operated.