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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 ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Portion of Contra Costa Canal Trail Closed for Canal Repair

A contractor for the Contra Costa Water District is repairing several sections of the Contra Costa Canal between Tioga Road and Cowell Road in Concord. While this work is underway, temporary closures will be in place for the Canal Trail.

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

It's A Great Time to Go Hiking at Green LV, See Our Wildflower Photos

It's a great time to go hiking at Los Vaqueros, the entire nearly 20,000-acre watershed is incredibly green. We haven't seen many wildflowers yet, but with all the rain this year there are high expectations. Please take a look.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

CCWD Spring Tours Are Fully Booked, We Have A Waiting List

CCWD has a program that allows customers to tour its facilities. These free bus tours will be held May 5 and 12. Both tours are fully booked, but please call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for our spring or upcoming fall tours.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Two Additional Trails Closed at Los Vaqueros To Protect Golden Eagles

2/17 Two additional trails at the Los Vaqueros Watershed have been temporarily closed to protect golden eagles nests. There are now seven closed trails. CCWD normally closes trails near known golden eagle nests.

See a map and a list of the closed trails.....
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Newsletter Discusses LV Expansion Plans

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Los Vaqueros expansion is the topic in CCWD's Spring 2017 "On Tap" newsletter. Studies underway now could result in the reservoir's expansion by up to 72% to 275,000 acre-feet, while bringing benefits to District customers and neighboring agencies.

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Both Pontoon Boats Damaged In Storm, Out For Repairs

2/23 Both pontoon boats at Los Vaqueros Reservoir were damaged by extremely high winds and are temporarily out of service. They are being repaired, so no pontoon boats are available for rental. The 16-foot boats were undamaged and remain available.

Posted on: February 8, 2017

District's 2016 Interactive Annual Report Now Available

CCWD's 2016 Annual Report is now online. This is the first time it's only been available on the web with videos and dynamic charts that make it easy to find information. The report tells how the District adapted to the changing needs of our customers.

Read the 2016 Annual Report
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Water Level at Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises to a New High

After leaning on Los Vaqueros Reservoir for supply during the drought, the Contra Costa Water District is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Sign Up Now! Free Detailed Water Use Reports At Your Fingertips!

CCWD is excited to offer a new online portal called My Water Report where you can view detailed information about your water use. This new free tool is now available.
Why sign up? Understanding your water use is an important step to better managing it.

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Stargazing, Fishing Derby & Hikes Set For LV 2017 Activities

We have all kinds of activities at Los Vaqueros outlined in our new Activity Guide. There are two stargazing nights planned, a fishing derby in April, and activities for Scouts that will help them earn badges.

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Foggy Morning at LV Provides Opportunity For Photographer Marc Crumpler

A foggy morning in late January provided a great opportunity for local Landscape Photographer Marc Crumpler. He hiked up through the heavy fog up Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

Take a look at these photos....
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Three Free Workshops on Converting Lawns to Gardens Set For This Year

Where:      Contra Costa Water District

                    1331 Concord Avenue, Concord


Dates:      Saturday, March ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Be Sure to Protect Your Water Pipes When It Gets Cold

Freezing temperatures can cause expensive and wasteful problems for your water pipes. The best thing to do is to make sure they are protected from the cold. We have some tips to keep your pipes from getting frozen, and ways to defrost them if they do.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Our New Video Shows How to Keep Bunch Grass Healthy & Beautiful

Many people who converted their lawns to gardens planted bunch grass. To keep it beautiful and healthy, you should trim it once a year. In our new short video, CCWD's Chris Dundon shows you how easy it is.

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Giant Sled Cleans Part of the Contra Costa Canal

See how we use a huge radio-controlled sled to clean a portion of the Contra Costa Canal. It acts like a giant squeegee to scrub mud and grime out of the canal twice a year.

Look here for more on cleaning the canal....
Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

The Contra Costa Water District recently completed its every three-year testing for lead and copper as required by federal regulations. Consistent with previous years, all results came back well below regulations.

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Watch for Imposters Posing As Utility Workers

The CCWD reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) to scam area residents.

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