News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

Contra Costa Water District was one of nine utilities awarded the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at this year's Virtual AMWA Executive Management Conference. This marks the second time...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

Concord, CA – During the Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD&...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Water Agencies Delivered Reliable Water Service During Power Shutoffs

For immediate release: December 6, 2019

Contacts: Sharene Gonzales, Alameda County Water District (510) 668-4208Jennifer Allen, Contra Costa Water District, (925) 297-9739Sue Stephenson, Dublin San Ramon Services District, (925) 875-2295Andrea Pook, East B...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, jbrown@ccwater.comTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant Contra Costa Water District Ownership of Canal System

Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Harris and Rep. DeSaulnier introduced legislation 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: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Seeking State Funding for Ecosystem Improvement

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, CCWD is working with partners to secure over $400 million to pay for public benefits of expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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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 (CCWD) 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: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities, and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Watch For Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Watch for Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

CONCORD – The Contra Costa Water District has received reports from several cus...Read on...

The District has other guidelines CCWD News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

CONCORD – Since 2012, more than a million square-feet of ...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Water District Board Vacancy To Be Billed By Appointment

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment

CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2016

CCWD Board President Joseph L. Campbell Announces Retirement

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CONCORD - At the board meeting on January 6, Contra Costa Water District’s (District) Board President, Joseph L. Campbell, announced that he will be retiring after 24 years of representing the community on important water issues. Campbell will be taking u...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2015

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager 925-688-8034

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD – A change in management at the Contra Costa Water District (District) will take effec...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

Here are some useful tips on ways to ensure the trees in your yard survive the drought. Various state agencies and associations have put this guide together.

Look here. CCWD News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2015

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management Plan

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management ProgramConservation goals are consistent with state mandates

Concord – On Wednesday, June 3, the Co...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2015

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email atjbrown@ccwater.com

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
Press Release

Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4

Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728

Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa...Read on...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Thousands of Contra Costa Students Participate in Delta Discovery Voyage

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041
Thousands of Contra Costa Students
Participate in Educational Delta Voyages

CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...

CCWD News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: April 8, 2021

It’s a Dry Year in California: What You Need to Know

The typically cool and wet months are making way for warmer weather without much rain or snow to show for it. By early April, precipitation in the Northern Sierra was just over 50% of average for that time of year. The dry year meant Contra Costa Water Di...

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Conservation News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Got Mulch?

Mulch reduces the amount of water that evaporates from your soil, which means you'll be able to water less. Check out our mulch coupons to help you save money while saving water.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Water-Wise Landscaping Webinar Series

Despite the forecasted rains, with dry year conditions and overall low precipitation, we ask our customers to continue water efficient practices at home and in the community. And we're here to help! Check out our new water-wise landscaping webina...

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Conservation News

News Flash

Posted on: April 8, 2021

It’s a Dry Year in California: What You Need to Know

The typically cool and wet months are making way for warmer weather without much rain or snow to show for it. By early April, precipitation in the Northern Sierra was just over 50% of average for that time of year. The dry year meant Contra Costa Water Di...

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District News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Water Awareness Youth Art Contest - Happening Now

Is your child or student a blossoming artist? Encourage them to enter our contest for a chance to be featured in our 2022 wall calendar and earn a $50 prize! Submit artwork focused on the importance of water in your life.

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Reliable Water Operations Depend on Dam Safety

Did you know Contra Costa Water District is responsible for operating six dams and levees? Unless you live near one of these facilities, you might not have given them much thought. However, these facilities are paramount to the delivery of a reliable supp...

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District News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

CA COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief

Have you or someone you know who rents had issues paying rent or bills due to COVID? You may qualify for assistance from the state. Learn more at housing.ca.gov/covid_rr or by calling 833-430-2122.

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District News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Water Rates at Work

The Contra Costa Canal is the backbone of our water system. Keeping this 80+ year-old facility in good condition is critical to the reliability of your water service. We recently repaired three sections of the canal in Oakley, Antioch, and Pacheco, so it ...

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District News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Track Down Leaks during Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week is March 15 to 21, and we’re here to help you track down leaks in your home to save water and money. Sign up for a FREE Water Wise House Call with one of our water efficiency pros – available in-person or over the phone...

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District News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

CCWD Judges for Local Science and Engineering Fair

We’re proud to support the Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair by participating as judges in the Excellence in Water & Wastewater Research division. This year, the fair is taking place via Zoom, as we’re able to review and rate all stud...

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District News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Water Main Cleaning Program

From time to time, you may notice our crews opening valves or fire hydrants and running water down your street and into a storm drain. This important maintenance activity—called “flushing”—allows us to deliver the highest quality water to our customers.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Water-Wise Landscaping Webinar Series

Despite the forecasted rains, with dry year conditions and overall low precipitation, we ask our customers to continue water efficient practices at home and in the community. And we're here to help! Check out our new water-wise landscaping webinar series....

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District News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Water Service during Power Loss

The recent winter storm in Texas that has led many water agencies to issue boil-water notices to residents is troubling and continues to be an ongoing struggle as they try to resolve issues with their power grid. This emergency is a reminder to be prepare...

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District News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Announcing this year’s Water Youth Awareness Art Contest

Illustrate the importance of water in your life and be featured in our 2022 calendar! Submit artwork focused on why you drink tap water, how your community uses tap water, how you use tap water efficiently, where tap water comes from, or how it's treated.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Quagga Inspection Survey for Contra Loma Reservoir

East Bay Regional Park District manages recreation at Contra Costa Water District’s Contra Loma Reservoir. As part of an invasive mussel prevention grant program from the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, the East Bay Reg...

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District News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

2021 Water Rates Effective February 1

Water rates pay for the purchase, treatment, transport, and delivery of safe, high-quality, and reliable water to your home or business. Learn more about how your rates sustain a complex water system and the 2021 rate adjustment.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Notice of Temporary Los Vaqueros Trails Closure

Every year beginning in late winter, Golden Eagle nesting activity in the Los Vaqueros Watershed is monitored and trails and public areas around the nests are closed. See details and a map of current trails that are closed starting February 1.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Rethink How You Use Your Water in 2021

Learn about free services for customers to help you manage your water use in our latest Conservation Newsletter. You can also sign up to receive more communications in the future about Conservation and water efficiency.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Get your 2021 Contra Costa Water District Wall Calendar

This wall calendar features artwork from 14 talented local youths highlighting the value of water in our everyday lives. See a list of locations where you can safely pick up your free copy today.

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Water Wednesdays

Join us for engaging and entertaining online water education programs on select Wednesdays that will include virtual tours, classroom presentations, and live interviews with our team so you can learn how we deliver safe, clean drinking water!

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Annual Loop Canal Cleaning Starting in December

Each winter, we conduct a full cleaning of 21 miles of the Contra Costa Loop Canal from Clyde to the Martinez Reservoir. The annual cleaning is performed during the winter months when water usage is low and customer impacts can be minimized.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

Contra Costa Water District was one of nine utilities awarded the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at this year's Virtual AMWA Executive Management Conference. This marks the second time the Dist...

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District News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Water Education Reimagined in a Virtual Environment

We are reimagining our programs for the upcoming school year and working with school districts and educators to accommodate virtual learning. Registration is open for our virtual classroom programs and field trips.

Check out Virtual Water Education Programs. District News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

Concord, CA – During the Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD&...

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District News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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District News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Water Agencies Delivered Reliable Water Service During Power Shutoffs

For immediate release: December 6, 2019

Contacts: Sharene Gonzales, Alameda County Water District (510) 668-4208Jennifer Allen, Contra Costa Water District, (925) 297-9739Sue Stephenson, Dublin San Ramon Services District, (925) 875-2295Andrea Pook, East B...

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District News
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, jbrown@ccwater.comTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...

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District News

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Fishing Pier Now Open!

The fishing pier near the Marina at Los Vaqueros is open as of April 1, 2021. Plan your visit to do some pier fishing now!

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Golden eagles are on spectacular display at East Bay's Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Golden eagles are among the fiercest predators trolling the skies of California, capable of diving at speeds approaching 200 mph when pursuing prey. In late winter and spring, the Los Vaqueros watershed is often the best place to see golden eagles.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Notice of Temporary Trails Closure Update as of March 4

Every year beginning in late winter, Golden Eagle nesting activity is monitored and trails and public areas around the nests are closed. See a list and map of all current trails closed to public access.

Additional Info... Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Annual Parking Passes

Our 2021 Annual Parking Passes are available for purchase at the North and South Entrances.

See Recreation Fees for details. Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2021

Members of Congress Sign Support Letter for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion

Congressman Mike Thompson, along with several members of Congress, signed a letter of support urging the Department of the Interior to provide FY 2022 funding for Phase 2 of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. The letter recommends full funding ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: January 21, 2021

CWC Authorizes Changes in Funding Projects

On January 20, 2021 the California Water Commission (CWC) authorized changes to maximum conditional awards for projects funded through the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) based on inflation and additional available funds. The inflation adjustment ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Trump Administration advances western water storage projects

In the Bay Area, Reclamation is partnering with Contra Costa Water District to pursue the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion project, which would increase water storage capacity in an existing footprint from 160,000 acre-feet to 275,000 acre-feet and add ne...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: October 28, 2020

CSU Civil Engineers Build Model to Test Design for $900M California Dam Project

October 28, 2020 Colorado State University’s Hydraulics Lab recently demonstrated their newly constructed model of the Los Vaqueros Dam spillway and emergency outlet for stakeholders...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

RFQ for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Transfer-Bethany Pipeline Project

Contra Costa Water District is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms interested in providing professional services for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Transfer-Bethany Pipeline Project. SOQs are due by 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020. M...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Board certifies the Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Document for Phase 2 LVE Project

Contra Costa Water District’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution certifying the Final Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR and approved the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. This is a significant milestone for this project. The p...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Final Environmental Document published for Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

The Final Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR is now available to the public, and noticed in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Federal WIIN Act funding approved for Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

President Trump signed two spending bills to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2020 (FY20). $2.155 million for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project was included in the spending bills. Following completion of the Final Federal...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Request for Proposals for Special Counsel Services for Phase 2 LVE Project

Contra Costa Water District and the Project Partners are issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to select a qualified firm/s to provide legal services primarily to assist the Project Partners in the creation of the proposed Joint Powers Authority ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Environmental Organization Support for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

A coalition of environmental organizations and the Grassland Water District submitted a joint letter to the California Natural Resources Agency last week to recommend inclusion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project in the Governor’s Wa...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2019

California Water Commission WSIP Informational Meeting on the Administration of Public Benefits

Staff from the state agencies responsible for administering the public benefits — the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources — will discuss each public bene...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: January 22, 2019

California Water Commission Meeting to Discuss the Administration of Public Benefits

As part of the next steps in executing final funding agreements, the California Water Commission has initiated a series of meetings with project proponents and representatives to begin developing contracts for the administration of public benefits. For th...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2018

CWC Awards Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amount and Early Funding Request

The California Water Commission has awarded eight water storage projects, including the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, the Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amount and Early Funding Request.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates