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pressrelease Pyramid Lake Health Advisory Lifted
SACRAMENTO – The algal bloom in Pyramid Lake that prompted the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to issue a public advisory in June to avoid contact with the bloom has subsided. DWR officials said the public may resume recreational activities in the lake. (07/24/2015)
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pressrelease Public Comment Period on Revised Delta Conveyance Document Extended 60 Days
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Water Resources and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced today a 60-day extension on the public comment period for the joint Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix. The public comment period began July 10. Originally scheduled to end on August 31, 2015, it is being extended to October 30, 2015. (07/22/2015)
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pressrelease DWR Releases Draft Rules for Changing Groundwater Basin Boundaries
SACRAMENTO – Historic legislation enacted by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last year empowers local agencies to bring groundwater basins into sustainable patterns of pumping and recharge. Defining the boundaries of groundwater basins is crucial to implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. In another step forward in carrying out the law, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released for public review and comment draft regulations that establish a process for local agencies to follow should they seek to modify the boundaries of a groundwater basin. (07/17/2015)
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pressrelease Water Commission Adopts Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
SACRAMENTO – New California yards and commercial landscaping installed after December 1, 2015 will use up to a third less water on average under the rules of a model landscape ordinance adopted today by the California Water Commission. The revised ordinance will not apply to existing lawns and landscapes unless they are modified significantly after December 1. (07/15/2015)
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pressrelease DWR’s Water Efficiency Expert at Interactive CA State Fair Exhibits
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:00 – 12:00 noon, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What: DWR’s water efficiency expert will be available for media interviews and tour of State Fair exhibits with hands-on demonstrations of simple ways to save water in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms, and outdoor garden exhibit with equally simple tips to increase landscape irrigation efficiency, including how to keep shade-giving trees alive during drought. (07/13/2015)
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2015 DWR State Fair Exhibit DWR Offers Water-Saving Tips at California State Fair
SACRAMENTO – Experts from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) are helping visitors to the California State Fair put a dent in the state’s historic drought, with water-saving tips for their homes and yards.
The Department’s award-winning “Californians Don’t Waste – Save Water in Your Home” exhibit in the Counties Building offers fairgoers hands-on demonstrations of simple ways to save water in their kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. A companion outdoor garden exhibit in the State Fair’s Farm section offers equally simple tips to increase landscape irrigation efficiency, including how to keep shade-giving trees alive during drought. (07/10/2015)
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DWR news release Notice of Availability for Partially Recirculated Draft EIR/ Supplemental Draft EIS ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released for public review a joint Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix. Public commenting on the document is open from July 10 until Monday, August 31, 2015. (07/09/2015)
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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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