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pressrelease Water Year 2016 Ends, California Suffered ‘Snow Drought’
SACRAMENTO – California’s 2016 Water Year draws to a close tomorrow, ending a fifth consecutive year marked by meager precipitation that fell more often as rain than snow.
Record warm temperatures created an early and below-average runoff that was in large part absorbed by parched soil before ever reaching the State’s reservoirs. The water content of the California Sierra snowpack, often referred to as ‘the State’s largest reservoir,’ flows each spring into a series of above ground storage reservoirs that essentially serve as California’s water savings accounts in order to meet the growing demands of an uncertain climate future. (09/30/2016)
pressrelease DWR Seeks Proposals for Habitat Restoration Projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
SACRAMENTO--In an effort to quicken the pace of habitat restoration in California’s biggest estuary, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today invited private companies, non-profit groups and individuals to submit proposals to create wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. (09/12/2016)
pressrelease DWR Releases Perris Dam Draft Environmental Impact Report
SACRAMENTO -- The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a proposed new Lake Perris emergency release facility, as construction continues to upgrade the seismic safety of the State’s reservoir and dam in Riverside County. (09/12/2016)
pressrelease DWR’s Display at Tulare County Fair Will Feature Multi-Room House with Water Conservation Advice
SACRAMENTO – Tulare County has been hit hard by California’s five-year drought and is often called drought’s “ground zero.” With no end in sight, the imperative for water conservation continues in the county and throughout California. The Department of Water Resource (DWR) will have an exhibit at the Tulare County Fair to help attendees learn how they can conserve water in the home. (09/09/2016)
pressrelease DWR Flood Experts and Local Elected Officials to Discuss Strategies
As more than 280,000 Central Valley property owners this week are notified they are at risk of catastrophic flooding and should prepare, California flood officials and local elected officials gather in Sacramento to discuss the best steps toward reducing that risk in coming years. (09/06/2016)

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