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Nov. 09, 2017

California needs more water storage options. The Sites Reservoir would provide the state an additional 500,000 acre feet of high-quality water annually for our homes, businesses, farms and the environment. ...


Sites Project Comment Period Extended

Sept. 18, 2017

MAXWELL, CA - The Sites Project Authority (Authority) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) - lead agencies for the Sites Project - have extended the public review and comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) by an additional 64 days. The comment period on the draft environmental documents will close on January 15, 2018. ...


Sites Project Takes Critical Step Forward

Aug. 14, 2017

MAXWELL, CA -The Sites Project Authority (Authority) today has submitted its application to the California Water Commission for Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) funding for the Sites Reservoir Project. This important milestone marks substantial project momentum, as demonstrated by the over 170 organizations, agencies, businesses and elected officials that support the project. Representing labor, business, water and agricultural interests, and various local and statewide agencies, as well as several cities and counties, this diverse coalition views Sites as a viable, modern solution to securing statewide water supplies while benefitting critical ecosystems. ...


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July 31, 2017

LaMalfa and Garamendi Urge Proposition 1 Funding for Sites Reservoir

(Washington, DC) - Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the following statement after sending a bipartisan letter to the California Water Commission supporting Proposition 1 funding for Sites Reservoir.

June 14, 2017

Sites Reservoir proponents make their case

In the middle of a severe drought in November 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond that set aside $2.7 billion for the public benefits of new water storage projects. Now, project proponents have less than two months to finalize applications for bond funds, which can be used for attributes such as ecosystem improvements, water quality improvements, flood control, emergency response and recreation.

Apr. 06, 2017

Sites Reservoir gets an important ally

In this year of record rainfall, billions of gallons of water are flowing to the ocean that - if only sufficient storage existed - could be stored for the drought that inevitably will return. If ever there were an argument for construction of Sites Reservoir to the west of the Sacramento River, this winter's rain is it. The project is poised to get welcome support from Southern California.

Mar. 08, 2017

Application Period for Water Storage Projects Begins March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO- The California Water Commission (Commission) announced today that starting March 14, 2017, proponents of new water storage projects in California may submit applications for funding of public benefits under the water bond approved by California voters in 2014. Proposition 1 -- the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act -- a $7.5 billion water bond for investments in the state's water management systems, includes $2.7 billion for public benefits related to new water storage projects. Those public benefits include ecosystem improvements, water quality improvements, flood control, emergency response and recreation.

Mar. 03, 2017

LaMalfa, Garamendi introduce bill boosting Sites Reservoir

Two north state congressmen have introduced joint legislation to help get Sites Reservoir built. The proposed reservoir west of Maxwell in Colusa and Glenn counties has been under review for decades, and could get some state funding under Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond approved by voters in 2014.

Mar. 02, 2017

Scoping Comment Period Closed

The Sites Project scoping comment period is closed. The Sites Project Authority will now compile a Scoping Report and start preparing the draft Environmental Impact Report.

Feb. 27, 2017

Board Meeting Rescheduled for Monday, March 6th

February 27th Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, March 6th at 2:30pm at the TCCA Office: 5513 Highway 162 Willows, CA 95988

Jan. 31, 2017


MAXWELL, CA-The Sites Project Authority (Authority) in February will host two public scoping open house meetings to solicit input from the agencies, Tribes, and the public about the environmental review of the Sites Reservoir Project (Sites Project).


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