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Sacramento CA 95814
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JUly 4th Fireworks Oroville Fireworks – a ‘Red, White & You’ Event
SACRAMENTO – Lake Oroville will sparkle with free Fourth of July fireworks hosted by Destination America and community organizations in partnership with the Department of Water Resources. Home to the tallest dam in the United States and a large retired military community, Oroville’s Independence Day celebration honors local veterans.
Oroville resident Deliah Robison’s entry was selected from 2,600 entries in the Destination America network’s contest as one of the nation’s two winners to be treated with a Fourth of July “Red, White & You” celebration. (07/02/2015)
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pressrelease SAVE OUR WATER LAUNCHES SUMMER PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
Sacramento, CA – With California in the grip of the worst drought in a generation, Save Our Water – California’s official statewide conservation education program – is launching a new public education campaign urging Californians to step up and make even more cuts in their water use. The campaign comes at the start of a hot, dry summer and potentially dangerous fire season. (07/01/2015)
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pressrelease Public Urged To Avoid Large Algal Bloom in Pyramid Lake
SACRAMENTO – California’s four-year drought has reduced the amount of water flowing through the State Water Project and into bodies of water along the project, including reservoirs and lakes frequented by the public. As a consequence, a large algal bloom has developed in Pyramid Lake, and the public is advised to avoid body contact with algal scum or visible blooms and take precautions during recreation at the lake. (06/26/2015)
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pressrelease DWR to Hold Public Meeting Webinar on Turf Replacement Initiative
SACRAMENTO – In response to California’s continuing drought and the Governor’s April 1 drought executive order, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) invites the public to a July 2 meeting to comment on the design of a statewide initiative, in partnership with local agencies, to collectively replace 50 million square feet of lawns and ornamental turf with drought tolerant landscapes. (06/25/2015)
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pressrelease DWR Announces Final Funding Awards for Grants to Save Water and Energy
Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced the award of $28 million to 22 entities for 25 projects that will save water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The grants will help California respond to the immediate drought while building resiliency to cope with future droughts and climate change. They are DWR’s first grants using proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program for combating climate change. Through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, DWR and other state agencies are investing in projects that reduce carbon pollution while also creating jobs, improving air quality and providing other benefits, such as energy and water savings. (06/24/2015)
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DWR news release Revised Ordinance Would Cut Water Use by at Least 30 Percent on New Landscapes
SACRAMENTO – New California yards and commercial landscaping would use far less water under the rules of a model landscape ordinance updated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) at the direction of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (06/12/2015)
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pressrelease Agencies Hold Two-Day Tribal Government Consultation on Proposition 1 Water Bond
SACRAMENTO —The Proposition 1 water bond is legislation for all California citizens, including Native American Tribal Governments that are eligible grantees for funding under this initiative. This week, several state agencies will host a forum to share information about the $7.45 billion general obligation bond approved by voters last November and designed to improve the state’s water supply, quality and infrastructure. (06/08/2015)
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