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Curtis Haynes

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Uncertainty For Delta Tunnel Project As Key Water District Backs Out

September 21, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Fresno’s Westlands Water District says it won’t help pay for California’s $16 billion delta tunnels project. That raises questions for how the proposal to overhaul the state’s water system will move forward.

Photo / Sue Graue

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Sites Reservoir Supporters Requested Half Of Prop. 1 Funds

August 24, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Supporters of Sites Reservoir, which would be built northwest of Sacramento, are asking for more than half of the money earmarked for storage projects in the Proposition 1 bond measure voters approved in 2014. But they may not even need it.

Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes

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Sites Reservoir Supporters Want $1.6 Billion From Water Bond

August 14, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Supporters of building a reservoir nearly twice the size of Folsom Lake are applying for Proposition 1 water bond money. California voters approved the bond in 2014.

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California's Largest Water Supplier Says Federal Water Bill Goes Too Far

August 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A federal water bill that supporters say will streamline dam and water storage projects in California faces an uphill battle in the Senate. One of the largest water suppliers in the state says it's unlikely to support it.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

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California Farmers Used Enough Groundwater During Drought To Fill Lake Mead

May 18, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have for the first time quantified how much groundwater was lost in the Central Valley in the most recent drought.

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California Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Stormwater Capture Projects

April 27, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The California State Senate has passed a bill that would make it easier for cities to finance and build projects to capture stormwater.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Gov. Brown Ends Drought State Of Emergency In Most Of California

April 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California Friday. Water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices are still in place.

Maggie Macias / California Department of Water Resources

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Substantial Snowpack In Manual Survey Shows California Moving From Drought To Deluge

March 30, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California has gone from drought to deluge in the past year. Snow now blankets the Sierra for the April manual snow survey.

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Central Valley Water Supplies Improve

February 28, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers who rely on water from the federal Central Valley Project may receive more water than they’ve had in several years. Others will have to wait until mid-March to find out what their allocations will be.

Dale Kolke / California Department of Water Resources

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Simulation Shows Oroville Dam Spillway Failure

February 17, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A computer simulation of a potential emergency spillway break at Oroville dam paints a scary picture.

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