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Posted on: June 15, 2018

California Water Commission Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Determination Information

Commission staff has released preliminary determination information to assist the Commission in making determinations required by WSIP regulations section 6011(c).

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Slow for the Cone Zone

Watch for workers and drive with caution when you see our construction crews. We regularly maintain and improve the water system to provide excellent service to our customers. Check to see if there is work happening in your neighborhood.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant CCWD Ownership of Canal System

Legislation was introduced this week to transfer federal ownership of the Contra Costa Canal System to Contra Costa Water District, taking an important step toward modernizing the aging water supply aqueduct.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Don't Ditch a Fish!

Do not Ditch a Fish

Help us protect our fisheries, native species, and fragile ecosystems. Transporting and releasing live fish—or any aquarium species—into the reservoir, ponds and creeks is illegal and harmful. Report violations to the Watershed Office ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Summertime is almost here – why not get outside and enjoy your local watershed?

Part of the District’s mission is to make our watershed available to you. Whether you’re looking to catch a fish, climb some hills, relax on a boat, or see wildlife, there’s no better time to visit Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Contra Costa Canal – A great canal, a terrible swimming hole

Never enter the Contra Costa Canal to swim, fish or retrieve an item. The waters are swift and the current is dangerous.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Commission Releases Technical Reviews for Applications for Water Storage Funding

The California Water Commission released the technical reviews and staff-recommended component scores for the eight applications for funding under the Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program. We are encouraged by the support for Los Vaqueros.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Modernizing Your Water System

Our Contra Costa Canal was built more than 80 years ago, when the area was mostly farm fields and orchards. We are studying how to modernize this critical conveyance facility to safely and reliably deliver water for the next 100 years.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Contra Costa Water District turns 82!

On May 5, 1936, voters agreed to form Contra Costa County Water District with a vote of 8,932 to 1,068. The District was officially incorporated on May 9, making this the 82nd year the District has been serving its communities and customers.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Water Awareness Youth Art Contest Winners Announced!

We're kicking off Drinking Water Week by announcing the 12 winners of our Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! Many very talented artists submitted entries. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted!

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Commission Moves Step Closer to Funding Prop 1 Water Storage Projects

After a three-day meeting in Sacramento this week, the California Water Commission determined the final Public Benefit Ratio and Maximum Eligible Amount of funding for the Prop. 1 application to expand Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Annual Trout Fishing Derby

Los Vaqueros hosted the annual spring Trout Derby in April 2018. See the results from anglers who caught the three largest trout!

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Contra Costa Canal Replacement Project

The District began construction this month on the Contra Costa Canal Levee Elimination & Flood Protection Project Segments 3 & 4. This project increases flood protection, enhances public safety and security, and prevents degradation of water quali...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Statement on the California Water Commission's Response to Appeal

The California Water Commission released updated public benefits ratios of proposed water storage projects following the appeal process. Read Contra Costa Water District's response to the update and what this means for Los Vaqueros.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

News Article: California announces tentative funding for new giant dams

Under the new scoring, the Contra Costa Water District is eligible for up to $423 million to put toward the $795 million expansion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in the East Bay hills north of Livermore.

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