From the Chico Enterprise-Record – “Congress approved a government funding bill last week that threw $80 million at the Sites Reservoir in California in order to keep the project on track.

The project is meant to hold 1.5 million acre-feet of water for the state to be used during droughts for agriculture, community usage and environmental need, said a press release issued Tuesday by the organization behind the Sites Reservoir. “Flexible water storage is needed now more than ever,” said Jeff Davis, chair of the Sites Reservoir Committee. “Sites has a unique collaboration between local, state and federal partners for an affordable, permittable and buildable water storage project for California.” The Sites Reservoir, which would be located in both Glenn and Colusa counties, is a facility that does not require a dam and instead collects storm water from the Sacramento River, the release said. (more)