Department of Water Resources Home

DWR Archived News -- 1998 News Announcements

boat and wind turbines
Public Affairs Office
1416 9th Street, Room 204
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-6192
Fax:  (916) 653-4684
Year:  Current   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006  2005   2004  2003   2002  2001   2000  1999   1998  1997   1996

NOTE: This information may have been superseded by later news releases. These items are listed here for archive purposes, only.

First Snow Survey for Sierra Nevada on December 29
California Department of Water Resources snow surveyors invite reporters to join them for their first snow-water measurement of the winter on Tuesday, December 29. (12/23/1998)
    more......
Worldwide Water Conservation Conference
California will play host to an international water conservation conference in Monterey January 31 - February 3. (12/01/1998)
    more......
Take A Break From Holiday Driving
Why not take a break from holiday travel by pulling into one of several State Water Project visitors centers in California. (11/23/1998)
    more......
Worldwide Water Conservation Conference in Monterey
California water districts are invited to take part in an international water conservation conference to be held in Monterey January 31 - February 3, 1999. (11/16/1998)
    more......
Updated California Water Plan Outlines Relief Options
The Department of Water Resources has compiled the final edition of the 1998 California Water Plan, a blueprint illustrating how water purveyors statewide are planning to deal with the increased demands being placed on the state's water supplies. (11/12/1998)
    more......
California flood-fighters are well-prepared
California flood-fighters are well-prepared for the upcoming flood season, according to State water officials. (10/16/1998)
    more......
Fall, Winter Dates Set For Water History Exhibits
Exhibits depicting California's water development will be shown at various locations during the fall and winter as part of California's 150th celebration of statehood. (09/22/1998)
    more......
Levee Impacts of Chinese Mitten Crabs
As large number of Chinese mitten crabs migrate west through the Delta toward San Francisco Bay for spawning, a Department of Water Resources flood management official summarized the current status of levee impacts of the crabs. (09/18/1998)
    more......
Lake Oroville is Full
The second largest reservoir in California and the largest reservoir in the State Water Project, Lake Oroville, is full, State water officals announced. (06/26/1998)
    more......
Giant July 4 Fireworks Display
A major, free fireworks display will illuminate Lake Oroville on the night of July 4. (06/24/1998)
    more......
Lake Oroville Rises to Summer Recreation Levels
As summer nears, Lake Oroville is reaching ideal levels for boating and other water recreation. (06/18/1998)
    more......
Fishing Event at Silverwood Lake on June 20
On Saturday, June 20, a special fishing event for youngsters under 16 is scheduled at Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County. (06/17/1998)
    more......
California Aqueduct Repairs are on Schedule
Two repair projects along the California Aqueduct are on schedule for completion in May. (05/14/1998)
    more......
May is Water Awareness Month in California
As California prepares to celebrate Water Awareness Month during May, officials noted that 1998 is a year of abundant water supplies. (04/24/1998)
    more......
The California Department of Water Resources launches statewide floodplain mapping program
Under the authority of legislation signed by Governor Wilson after last year's floods, the California Department of Water Resources has launched a statewide floodplain mapping program. (04/16/1998)
    more......
Aqueduct Bike Ride Scheduled for May 16
Bicyclists are invited to take part in a special ride along the California Aqueduct in the Antelope Valley area in Southern California on Saturday, May 16. (04/09/1998)
    more......
April 1 Media Briefing on Aqueduct Repair
A news media briefing on the California Aqueduct repair project at Mile 55 in southern Stanislaus County is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 at the repair site. (03/31/1998)
    more......
California Water Plan Update
The Department of Water Resources has extended the public comment period on its five-year update of the California Water Plan through April 15, 1998. (03/25/1998)
    more......
State Water Project Plans to Deliver 100 Percent
The Department of Water Resources plans to deliver 100 percent of the entitlement water requested for 1998 by its State Water Project contractors. (03/13/1998)
    more......
Formal Flood Briefings Put on Hold as Storms Subside
Because of a break in the recent weather cycle of storms, the Department of Water Resources has temporarily discontinued its daily flood-condition media briefings at the Flood Operations Center in Sacramento. (02/27/1998)
    more......
Water Supplies Open Window for State Aqueduct Repairs
Repair of a leak in a section of the California Aqueduct is scheduled to begin immediately in Stanislaus County. (02/27/1998)
    more......
DWR Director David Kennedy Elected to National Academy of Engineering
The Director of the Department of Water Resources, David N. Kennedy, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions available to engineers. (02/25/1998)
    more......
Sacramento Weir Closure Begins Today
The Department of Water Resources began closing the gates of the Sacramento Weir as moderate flows in the Sacramento River resume. (02/13/1998)
    more......
DWR to Hold Hearings in Northern, Central California on Water Supply Outlook
DWR will hold public hearings in Northern and Central California on a new edition of the California Water Plan that forecasts a serious statewide water shortage early in the next century unless a variety of options is exercised. (02/13/1998)
    more......
DWR to Hold Hearings in Southern California on Water Supply Outlook
DWR will hold public hearings in Southern California on a new edition of the California Water Plan that forecasts a serious statewide water shortage early in the next century unless a variety of options is exercised. (02/13/1998)
    more......
DWR Plans Daily Media Briefings This Week at State-Federal Flood Center
To assist the news media in covering current storms and their impacts, officials of the State Department of Water Resources will hold daily news briefings this week at the State-Federal Flood Operations Center, starting at 10:30 am each day, through Friday. (02/03/1998)
    more......
Flooding Cancels Willows Public Workshop
The Department of Water Resources has canceled workshop at Willows Memorial Hall to discuss off-stream water storage alternatives due to local flooding. (02/03/1998)
    more......
DWR Boat is Recovered Safely From Lake Oroville
DWR officials annnounced that a 42-foot boat that sank on January 23 has been safely recovered. (01/29/1998)
    more......
Officials Evaluate Boat Salvage at Lake Oroville
DWR officials are working to salvage a 42-foot boat owned by the Department of Water Resources that sank Friday afternoon in Lake Oroville. (01/24/1998)
    more......
Boaters, Anglers Asked to Avoid Fish Monitoring Stations
The Department of Water Resources is asking boaters and anglers not to disturb fish traps installed to estimate how river flow affects fish production and distribution. (01/16/1998)
    more......
DWR Adds Plastic Sheeting to Arboga Levee
The Department of Water Resources has begun placing plastic sheeting along Arboga levee to assure maximum protection. (01/05/1998)
    more......