California’s Department of Water Resources is scheduled to release new floodplain maps in July, and when it does some areas around Stockton that were designated for 100-year flood risk will be raised to 200-year flood standards. That could have major implications for insurance and future construction.
It’s called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and at the heart of it is a pair of giant tunnels, some 40 feet in diameter and 35 miles long. The price tag: about $14 billion. The goal is two-pronged, according to Nancy Vogel of the Department of Water Resources. First, to help protect the fish.
Farmers and dairy producers east of the San Joaquin River in Stanislaus county can apply for water conservation and water quality improvements, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Friday.
SACRAMENTO – The Stockton Delta Water Supply project last month was recognized with a merit award for engineering excellence.
Modesto Irrigation District’s General Manager Allen Short is retiring at the end of the year, the utility announced today.
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce next week will sponsor a luncheon at which water and its role in the Central Valley will be discussed.
Modesto water officials have ended negotiations with San Francisco on a controversial plan to sell Tuolumne River water to the Bay Area.
STOCKTON – The centerpiece of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan could cost two and a half times what it would be worth, according to a study released today.
MODESTO – Provost and Pritchard Consulting Group has moved its Oakdale office to Modesto to be more centralized and conveniently located for clients in the north Central Valley.
SACRAMENTO – A group of conservation and wildlife organizations announced that the Central Valley Flood Protection Board last week adopted a plan intended to provide improved flood protection for Stockton and Sacramento.