A chance to diversify our water supply in the East Bay

(Photo credit: SF Gate)

On a field trip to the East Bay this week, Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors hope to learn more about a potential partnership with the Contra Costa Water District that could bolster the reliability of our water supply.

Staff from both water agencies have been discussing the benefits of participating in the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. Located near the Alameda-Contra Costa County line, the project seeks to raise the dam by 51 feet and connect the reservoir to the South Bay Aqueduct, a system our county uses to receive water allocated from the State Water Project.

The partnership has the potential to help diversify our water supply resources which is key to our county’s growing needs.

After the SCVWD board’s visit, staff will further analyze the benefits and costs of the project along with ongoing analysis of other potential projects that could help bolster our water supply portfolio.

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