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pressrelease State Agencies to Give East Porterville Water Project Update
SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, June 22, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will address the State’s efforts to provide permanent, safe and reliable household water supplies to the Tulare County community of East Porterville, “ground zero” of California’s five-year drought. The focus of the call is to provide an update on the project, which began in 2014, and preview the draft feasibility study for the construction of a new water distribution system, which will be discussed at a community meeting Thursday, June 23, in Porterville. (06/22/2016)
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pressrelease DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event at Lake Oroville
SACRAMENTO – A day of outdoor recreation and fishing for disabled children will be held at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area at the Spillway Marina in Butte County on Saturday, June 18. Event sponsors are the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal-Fire), Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), Division of boating and Waterways (DBW) and the “Catch A Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Foundation. (06/16/2016)
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pressrelease Collecting Tree-Ring Samples to Understand Drought Risk
Media invited to witness the collection of tree- ring samples from conifers in the Angeles National Forest. Samples are collected using increment borers to obtain cores from groups of trees. Interview opportunities with California water official and university research staff to be offered at the site during the collection of tree-ring samples. (06/10/2016)
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pressrelease Analysis of California WaterFix Potential Effects Submitted to State Water Resources Control Board
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Yesterday, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Bureau of Reclamation submitted testimony to the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) as required for the upcoming public hearings on a request to add three new points of diversion to the State Water Project, with coordinated operations for the Central Valley Project, for California WaterFix. (06/01/2016)
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