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pressrelease DWR Releases Proposed Rules for Modifying Groundwater Basin Boundaries
SACRAMENTO –The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the Proposed Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations in a step toward meeting the first major SGMA deadline for DWR and providing the rules that establish an important process for local agencies to continue their implementation of this historic groundwater law. (10/08/2015)
pressrelease DWR’s Drought Team Leader Will Speak at Big Fresno Fair Friday October 9 Is ‘Save Our Water Day’
SACRAMENTO — Water conservation during one of California’s most severe droughts on record and what to expect this winter will be the focus of a presentation this week at the Big Fresno Fair. Bill Croyle, who has led the Department of Water Resources (DWR) drought team for the past two years, will give a presentation on Friday, which the Fair has designated “Save Our Water Day.” (10/06/2015)
pressrelease Emergency Drought Barrier Removal Underway in Delta
SACRAMENTO – Work by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to dismantle an emergency drought barrier that has spanned West False River between Jersey and Bradford islands since June is well underway, with breach in the barrier expected today. The barrier was erected to block salt water from pushing into the central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from San Francisco Bay. The Delta’s water is used by 25 million Californians, including residents of the Delta and Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. DWR’s State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project convey Delta water through their aqueducts to distant parts of the state. (10/01/2015)
DWR news release Water Year 2015 Ends as California’s Warmest Ever; Many Hope for Drought-Busting El Niño in 2016
SACRAMENTO – The turn of the calendar from September to October each year goes without fanfare in most of California, but for the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) State Water Project (SWP), each October 1 is the start of a new water year. Water Year 2015 has been noteworthy for much less precipitation than normal in California, temperatures much warmer than normal and a growing El Niño in the Eastern Pacific that many Californians hope will end the state’s drought. Most of all, Water Year 2015 will be remembered as the fourth year of one of the state’s most severe dry periods on record. (09/29/2015)
pressrelease DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event at Silverwood Lake
SACRAMENTO —A day of outdoor recreation and fishing for disabled and disadvantaged children will be held at Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County on Saturday, September 19. The event is sponsored by the Department of Water Resources (DWR), in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the C.A.S.T. (“Catch a Special Thrill”) Foundation. (09/17/2015)
Sacramento, CA – Save Our Water – California’s official statewide conservation education program – today launched its “Fix It For Good” public education campaign at a turf replacement demonstration event put on by the California Department of General Services at the State Capitol. The campaign urges Californians to “Fix It For Good” by making permanent changes to save water by rethinking their yards, going water efficient with new toilets and fixtures and fixing leaks. (09/14/2015)

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