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DWR news release Dry Water Year 2014 Ends Tomorrow
SACRAMENTO – Water Year 2014, ending tomorrow, is going into the record books as one of California’s driest ever with no promise that the new water year beginning Wednesday will be any wetter. As the calendar turns after three years of drought, reservoirs are low, vast tracts of farmland lie fallow and some communities are scrambling for drinking water. In January, normally California’s wettest month, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a drought emergency and followed up with statewide water conservation goals. On September 19, the Governor streamlined the delivery of water to families in dire need. (09/29/2014)
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DWR news release Opens Comment Period on Funding Recommendations for Proposed Projects to Alleviate Drought Impacts
SACRAMENTO - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced its recommendations to award $200 million in grants to 23 Integrated Regional Water Management Groups (RWMGs) for at least 110 projects and programs that will help alleviate drought conditions and improve regional drought preparedness. DWR recommends fully funding 18 RWMG proposals and partially funding five. (09/23/2014)
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pressrelease DWR Announces Temporary Road Closure near Oroville
SACRAMENTO – A public safety project to improve water access in the Lake Oroville Recreation Area is under way, resulting in a temporary closure on Burma Road. The Department of Water Resources is aiming to reduce hazards associated with launching kayaks, canoes, and other car-top vessels from the steep, eroded bank.
Burma Road, east of Cherokee Road near Oroville will be closed to the public from Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19. (09/12/2014)
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C.A.S.T. logo DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event at Silverwood Lake
SACRAMENTO – A special day of outdoor recreation and fishing for disabled and disadvantaged children will be held at Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County on Saturday, September 13 under the sponsorship of the Department of Water Resources (DWR), in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. (09/11/2014)
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DWR news release Conservation, Industry Leaders Team Up to Restore Groundwater In California’s Central Valley
FRESNO – With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record – and as more Central Valley farms and communities turn to shrinking groundwater supplies to get by – an uncommon alliance of public, private and nonprofit leaders is offering some relief for dry years ahead. The California Department of Water Resources, Laguna Irrigation District, Kings Basin Water Authority, Coca-Cola and Sustainable Conservation are launching an effort in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley to recharge dwindling groundwater reserves using floodwater when precipitation returns to the Golden State. (09/08/2014)
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