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DWR news release Lack of Snow at Phillips Station Renders Survey Moot
SACRAMENTO – Due to the prospect of finding only bare ground, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will not conduct a May 1 snow survey for the media at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada 90 miles east of Sacramento. (05/01/2015)
DWR news release DWR Issues Draft 2015 State Water Project Delivery Capability Report
SACRAMENTO— The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has issued its Draft State Water Project (SWP) Delivery Capability Report (DCR) for 2015. The California water resources community and the public are able to review the report and its appendices and submit comments to DWR by using the hyperlinks below. (05/01/2015)
pressrelease Retired Department of Water Resources Electrician Receives Medal of Valor, State’s Highest Honor
SACRAMENTO – The Kevin Mefford, a former hydroelectric plant electrician at the Department of Water Resources (DWR), is among 52 current and former state employees who will be awarded a Silver Medal of Valor today “for demonstrating extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism in order to save the life of another.” Nancy McFadden, Executive Secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., was scheduled to present the awards in an afternoon ceremony at the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento. The Medal of Valor is the highest honor given to state employees. (04/23/2015)
DWR news release Groundwater Update Reports Posted, Will Support Implementation of New Groundwater Sustainability Act
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has completed the Groundwater Update to the California Water Plan Update 2013 with essential data, information and analyses that will be important to the successful implementation of a statewide groundwater sustainability management process. (04/16/2015)
Generic graphic of miscellaneous headlines with the word Drought Triggers Need for Installation of Emergency Salinity Barrier on Delta Channel
SACRAMENTO—Faced with potentially insufficient water supplies to repel salinity in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), in consultation with federal and state water and wildlife agencies, is moving to install an emergency, temporary rock barrier across a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta channel. DWR seeks to install a single emergency salinity barrier across West False River in May, to be removed six months later in November. State and federal water and wildlife officials, working as a Real-Time Drought Operations Management Team, have determined that the barrier would help deter the tidal push of saltwater from San Francisco Bay into the central Delta. (04/15/2015)
pressrelease State Climatologist Mike Anderson To Participate in '2015 Drought Briefing–Four Years and Counting'
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) are among the agencies that will present a morning-long briefing on California’s drought on Thursday April 9, 2015 titled “2015 Drought Briefing – Four Years and Counting: Impacts and Actions.” Among the presenters will be DWR’s Mike Anderson, California State Climatologist, whose presentation – “How Bad Is It? Drought Conditions Overview” – is scheduled to begin at 9:05 a.m. (04/08/2015)

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