Sites Reservoir

A barren landscape surrounds a reservoir well below its capacity.

Drought Renews Momentum for $4 Billion Reservoir Project in California

Bipartisan political support, billions in state and federal funding, and an unrelenting drought are creating momentum for the Sites Reservoir project in California's northern Central Valley.

June 2, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Water Storage

Big Reservoir Planned for California Scaled Back Due to Lack of Funds

Missed in the non-stop coronavirus coverage of the past several months: plans to build a massive reservoir in North California have been scaled back dramatically.

May 14, 2020 - The Mercury News

Water Storage

Surface Storage Skepticism

California has used all its good dam sites, according to this column. And dams are unaffordable.

March 8, 2019 - The Mercury News

Water Storage

California Awards $2.7 Billion to Water Storage Facilities

The California Water Commission made an historic commitment to new water storage projects. Many of the largest projects planned in the state will require additional funding before construction can commence.

July 27, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Northern California

A New Wave of Reservoir Construction Set to Begin in California

Two massive water storage projects have been awarded $2.6 billion in funding from Proposition 1.

April 25, 2018 - The Sacramento Bee

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