Water News for March 23, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Sierra foothills dam, part of SF’s Hetch Hetchy system, pushed to near failure

Associated Press: The Latest: Small Dam Failure Averted After Leaks

Los Angeles Times: Storm pummels Southern California, but so far avoids causing major mudslides

Press Democrat: PG&E unveils program aimed at reducing wildfire threats, improving safety

Chico Enterprise-Record: Releases cut to allow Lake Oroville to fill a bit

Chico Enterprise-Record: Federal budget proposal includes Sites Reservoir study funding

PPIC: PPIC Poll Finds Overwhelming Number of Californians Recognize Importance of CA WaterFix

 SF Gate: ‘Atmospheric river’ dumping insane amounts of snow at elevations above 8,500 feet in the Sierra

Maven’s Notebook: Reclamation updates 2018 Central Valley Project water allocations for North of Delta and Friant contractors

The Desert Sun: California water district rejects Cadiz Inc.’s proposed Mojave Desert water project

Maddy Institute: “Is there a ‘Water Fix’ for the Valley?”

Bay Area News Group: Northern California weekend forecast: Rain in Bay Area, snow in Sierra Nevada

Associated Press: California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

SoCal Public Radio: Evacuations lifted as storm moves through SoCal

SF Gate: Photos show crazy flooding, stuck cars around Northern California

Southern California News Group: Driving in the rain: What you need to keep in mind

Water Education Foundation: One Year In, A New State Policymaker Assesses the Salton Sea, Federal Relations and California’s Thorny Water Issues

Associated Press: In wake of wine country disaster, PG&E will shut off power lines in times of extreme fire danger

Clean Technica: California Utilities Say Climate Change Caused Recent Fires, Not Them

The Press: Franks Tract restoration project under fire

PPIC: World Water Day through a California Lens

Chico Enterprise-Record: $400 million approved for widening Highway 70 between Oroville and Marysville

Wall Street Journal: San Francisco Has a People Problem