Jeff Cattaneo describes the complex water system that brings water from Northern California to San Benito County. Photos by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

State grant moves new Pacheco Reservoir project forward

The $969-million dam and reservoir project will replace the facility to store more water for dry years, and is expected to help replenish aquifers and bring back fish populations.


Government / Politics

Hollister, county agree to support Pacheco Reservoir expansion

If Santa Clara County is successful in its application, more than $800 million will be spent to expand the reservoir just north of Highway 152 on the Pacheco Pass

San Justo will remain closed until county convinces feds mussels can be contained.

Government / Politics

Water district manager explains ongoing closure of San Justo Reservoir

Jeff Cattaneo says he is sympathetic to those who want to fish there, but is concerned about potential eco-terrorism