From the Department of Water Resources РA much-anticipated water storage project in northern California received a major financial commitment from the federal government Monday. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the  Administration has committed $30 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the Sites Reservoir project. The money will be used to pursue off stream storage capable for up to 1.5 million acre-feet of water in the Sacramento River system located in the Coast range mountains west of Maxwell, California. The reservoir would utilize new and existing facilities to move water into and out of the reservoir, with ultimate release to the Sacramento River system via existing canals, a new pipeline near Dunnigan, and the Colusa Basin Drain. The funding for Sites is part of a $210 million investment by the administration in drought mitigation and resilience projects. (more)