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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Red Flag Warning at Los Vaqueros

Fire danger at Los Vaqueros Watershed is at Red Flag Warning. Smoking is not permitted outside enclosed vehicles and all fire sources, including use of barbecues is strictly prohibited. Please exercise caution.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Keeping Your Canal Clean

We're in the process of cleaning the Contra Costa Canal from Antioch to Clyde with a giant radio-controlled sled.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Congressman DeSaulnier Successfully Passes Legislation to Make Safety Improvements to Canal

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that his bill to improve the Contra Costa Canal unanimously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act (H.R. 6040) would tra...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

The District recognizes National Preparedness Month each September as an opportunity to prepare now and throughout the year for the unexpected. Communication is an important aspect of emergency preparedness. One step you can take today is to update contac...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Looking to Reduce Your Water Use? Schedule a Free Home Water Use Survey!

This is the time of year when water use goes up. We’re watering our yards more often and topping off our pools to combat evaporation. If you’re interested in getting the most value out of every drop, schedule a free home water use survey.

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Partnership for Safe Water Directors Award

Partnership Treatment Directors Award

Our Randall-Bold and Bollman Water Treatment Plants were recently recognized at the American Water Works Association Conference by the Partnership for Safe Water for maintaining the Directors Award status for 15 consecutive years. Also, the CCWD/City of B...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Once gone, eagles flourish in Bay Area skies

At golden eagle nests in the Los Vaqueros Watershed, six eagle chicks were hatched, raised and fledged this year, wildlife biologists at the Contra Costa Water District have confirmed.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Animal Safety Along the Canal

Animal Safety

Recently, there have been some otter sightings in the canal. While cute and fun to watch, please do not feed or interact with wild animals. For the most part, the wildlife in or near our canal are able to navigate this facility on their own. Interacting w...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Sharing Innovations in Water Resources Management

Recently, a professor and graduate student from Tsinghua University, a prestigious Chinese research university, visited the District to learn about water resources management in California. Their aim was to acquire new knowledge to support their planning ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Engaging the Next Generation

Summer Camp

Nearly 50 high school students from the surrounding areas, predominantly juniors and seniors, recently participated in the Contra Costa Economic Partnership's Environmental Science and Engineering Summer Camp. The District, along with Central Contra Costa...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018

Prop 3 is a citizen’s initiative water bond that will appear on the November 2018 statewide California ballot. The Contra Costa Water District has endorsed this bond.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Water Facility Tours

Ever wondered where the water comes from when you turn on your faucet? Would you like to see how we produce the safe, high-quality drinking water that is delivered to your home? You’ll go behind the scenes to learn how this vital infrastructure works!

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

News Article: Los Vaqueros Reservoir looking to expand water-storage capacity

A project to expand water-storage capacity at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir is close to receiving Proposition 1 funding. The Los Vaqueros initiative seeks to expand capacity by more than 70 percent – taking the capacity from 160,000 to 275,000 acre-feet.

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Bill to Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure Clears Next Hurdle

Today, legislation authored by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) to help improve the Contra Costa Canal unanimously passed out of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the House Floor for a vote in the coming months.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Contra Costa Canal Title Transfer Act Progress

Our Assistant General Manager of Engineering, Stephen Welch, provided testimony on July 11, 2018 to the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans about the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act (HR6040). Public safety is our main goal.

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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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