Current News

Media Coverage

East Bay to divert Sacramento River water
April 23, 2014, KCRA
To cope with drought conditions, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River for the first time ever.
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Pocket Area Bike Trail reopens, giving access to water facility
July 16, 2011, Sacramento Bee
A section of bike trail along the Sacramento River has reopened after four years of construction.
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Freeport facility major boost for south Sacramento drinking water
April 8, 2010

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Sac River Pumping Station Brings End to Long Water Battle
April 8, 2010 (Radio)
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KCRA News Story
October 23, 2008 (Video)
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S.J. hopes to tap into new water project
December 27, 2007, The Record
Sacramento River could help slake county's growing thirst
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Intake plant ceremony signals end of water war
May 8, 2007, Sacramento Bee
Sacramento River will supply up to 85 million gallons for development in east county
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Big, new water project under way
May 8, 2007, San Francisco Chronicle
Diversion to supply Sacramento area and the East Bay
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Lt. Governor John Garamendi Praises Groundbreaking for Historic New Water Project to Benefit Sacrament and East Bay Residents
May 7, 2007, Press release from Lt. Governor
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Deal Reached On Sacramento River Water Pumping
May 7, 2007, KTVU
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Jones & Stokes Freeport Regional Water Project Wins Award
April 21, 2005, Press release from Jones & Stokes
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Press Releases

Cosumnes River Blvd. to close for installation of water pipeline
November 1, 2007 (PDF)
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Sacramento and East Bay leaders celebrate massive water project that will provide critical water supplies and save limited groundwater supply
May 3, 2007 (PDF)
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Local Agencies Unite on Regional Water Plan RWA
June 20, 2006 (PDF)
Freeport Regional Water Authority Submit Joint Application for Prop. 50 Funds
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