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NOTE: This information may have been superseded by later news releases.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

Offstream Storage
DWR and USBR announce three public scoping meetings ending January 15th on the North of the Delta Offstream Storage program (12/21/2001)
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Response to State Auditor --
DWR releases response to State Auditor's report on Department's power purchase program. (12/20/2001)
    Director's Memo...     DWR's Comment...
Spot Market Data
DWR today released spot market data for September and October. (12/19/2001)
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Reclamation Board Meets
Several flood control issues will be considered on Friday, December 21 in Sacramento. (12/18/2001)
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2nd Qtr. Energy Report
DWR releases activities and expenditures report for second quarter, 2001. (12/11/2001)
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Energy Contracts
Governor Davis announces the signing of two long-term renewable energy contracts. Davis Press Release, (12/11/2001)
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Water Plan Meeting Scheduled
The next meeting of the public Advisory Committee for the California Water Plan--Update 2003 has been set for December 13 in Sacramento. (12/04/2001)
SWP 2002 Deliveries
State Water Project supplies are expected to meet 20 percent of most SWP contractors' Table A entitlement. Announcement .pdf **Link Missing** (12/03/2001)
Spot Market Data
DWR today released spot market data for July and August. (11/28/2001)
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Water Purchase Program
DWR is initiating a 2002 Dry Year Water Purchase Program to help public agencies throughout California supplement their water supplies if 2002 is dry. (11/14/2001)
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Energy Costs
Significant downward trend in the State's energy costs continues in September and October. Hundreds of millions of dollars saved every month since May. (11/13/2001)
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Well Owners
DWR is holding public workshops through December 13 to provide information on the fundamentals of water well construction, operation, and maintenance for owners of private residential wells. (11/06/2001)
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Prop 13 Grants
DWR Director Thomas M. Hannigan announced the awarding of nearly $10 million in Proposition 13 grant funding to 26 new Urban Streams Restoration projects throughout California (11/06/2001)
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Revenue Requirements
DWR files revenue requirements with the California Public Utilities Commission. (11/06/2001)
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Groundwater Storage Agreement
DWR and MWD have signed an agreement providing $35 million in State funding to MWD for design and construction of the Hayfield Groundwater Storage and Dry-Year Supply Project. (10/31/2001)
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Habitat Enhancement
Fifteen acres of valuable Delta wetlands habitat will be created by DWR of Fish & Game when the area is opened to the Sacramento River on October 29 at 10:00 a.m. (10/26/2001)
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Comprehensive Study
State and Federal Agencies sponsor workshops for Central Valley Flood Management and Ecosystem Restoration Plan. (10/26/2001)
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Power Sales
DWR today released trade tickets. The documents detail individual power sales during April, May and June. (10/24/2001)
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Drought Preparedness
DWR is holding public workshops to summarize current water conditions and dry year preparations. (10/24/2001)
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New CIMIS Web Site
DWR California Irrigation Management Information System launches new Web site. (10/23/2001)
    Web Site...     News Advisory...
Oroville Relicensing
Two public scoping meetings scheduled -- October 29, 2001 in Oroville and October 30 in Sacramento. (10/22/2001)
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Revenue Requirements
DWR releases newly updated revenue requirements. Public workshop is planned prior to filing with CPUC. (10/19/2001)
    Revenue Requirements ...     News Release...
Board Meeting & Tour
The Reclamation Board tour of flood control projects near Farmersville on October 18 followed by a Board meeting in Visalia on October 19. (10/16/2001)
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Grants & Loans
New web site consolidates information regarding various DWR grant and loan programs. Proposition 13 Funds for fiscal year 2001-02 are available and workshops are ongoing. (10/15/2001)
    Grants & Loans...
Proposition 13 Workshops Scheduled
Workshops are scheduled this week in Chico and Ontario to help public agencies learn how to submit proposals for grants and loans. (10/15/2001)
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Emergency Services Act Booklet Available
Copies of the California Emergency Services Act bound in booklet form with the California Water Code's water shortage emergency provisions are availale from DWR. Call (916) 653-1097 (10/10/2001)
American River Watershed --
Four public meetings are scheduled in the Capitol area this month regarding The Reclamation Board, the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers American River Watershed Investigation Long-Term Study. (10/05/2001)
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Power Purchases --
DWR releases second quarter spot market purchases data. (10/01/2001)
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Water Plan Update
The next meeting of the Public Advisory Committee for the California Water Plan - Update 2003 has been set for October 3 in Sacramento. (09/28/2001)
CAISO Meeting
Notice (09/25/2001)
    Notice and related materials...
Power Costs
Governor Davis announces August power costs--trend of declining cost continued. Press Release (09/19/2001)
Grants & Loans
New web site consolidates information regarding various DWR grant and loan programs (09/17/2001)
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Habitat Enhancement
Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project passes halfway mark. (09/14/2001)
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State Water Project Operating Normally
The State Water Project is operating normally today, making scheduled deliveries, according to officials of DWR. Security monitoring of SWP facilities was increased, tours are cancelled and Visitors Centers are closed, as precautions. DWR offices are scheduled to be open for business as usual on Wednesday, September 12. The SWP provides water supplies to 23 million Californians and for irrigation of about 1 million acres of farmland. Media Contacts: Ted Thomas (916) 653-9712, Pete Weisser (916) 653-7431 (09/11/2001)
Drought Preparedness
DWR will hold a series of public workshops this fall to summarize current water conditions and dry year preparations. (09/10/2001)
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Advisory Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Public Advisory Committee for the California Water Plan - Update 2003 has been set for September 7 in Sacramento. (08/30/2001)
Drought Update
DWR strikes water in deep wells groundwater found in drought devastated klamath basin. (08/29/2001)
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Power Contracts
DWR signs long-term power contracts for peak power. (08/17/2001)
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Revenue Requirements
DWR files adjusted Energy Revenue Requirement with the PUC. (08/08/2001)
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Revenue Requirements
No new rate increases are needed to cover the California's purchases of power, state officials said in a conference call today. (07/22/2001)
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Press Briefing
DWR will release its Revenue Requirement on Sunday, July 22 detailing the Department's funding needs to recover its costs for purchasing power. (07/22/2001)
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Energy Costs
July energy costs down significantly: conservation, long term contracts continue to have major impact on market. (07/16/2001)
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Drought Update
Four State Wells Strike Water in Drought Devastated Klamath Basin. (07/13/2001)
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Drought Update
State continues water search in drought devastated Klamath Basin. (07/09/2001)
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Spot Market Purchases
DWR releases first quarter spot market power purchases. (07/09/2001)
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Aqueduct Repair
California Aqueduct repairs are complete. (07/09/2001)
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Aqueduct Repair
Aqueduct flow nearly back to normal. (07/05/2001)
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Fireworks Show
Free Fourth of July fireworks light up Lake Oroville. (07/05/2001)
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Power Contract Copies
DWR releases un-redacted copies of long term power contracts. (07/05/2001)
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Habitat Enhancement
Contract awarded for Merced River salmon habitat enhancement project. (07/03/2001)
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Free Fireworks
Nearly 30 minutes of fireworks will illuminate Lake Oroville this Fourth of July, at no cost to the public. (07/02/2001)
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Aqueduct Repair
Repaired Aqueduct being rewatered. (07/02/2001)
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New Campground
Lake Oroville’s new Lime Saddle Campground is open for recreational use. (07/02/2001)
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Aqueduct Repair
Nearing completion. (06/29/2001)
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New Campground
Ribbon cutting ceremonies scheduled for June 28, 2001 at Lake Oroville’s new Lime Saddle Campground. (06/27/2001)
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Aqueduct Repair
Completion expected by early July. (06/26/2001)
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Global Warming
California considers global warming impacts in water planning. (06/25/2001)
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Fish Rescue
Nearly 200 fish rescued from aqueduct repair site. (06/20/2001)
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Drought Update
State strikes water in drought devastated Klamath Basin. (06/20/2001)
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Fish Rescue
Biologists to rescue fish from aqueduct repair site. (06/18/2001)
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Power Purchase Details
DWR releases first quarter 2001 financial report. (06/15/2001)
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Power Contract Copies
Instructions for ordering. (06/15/2001)
    Special Announcement...
Aqueduct Leak
Repair work underway on aqueduct north of Bethany Reservoir. (06/15/2001)
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Drought Update
DWR provides drought relief in Klamath Basin. (06/13/2001)
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Aqueduct Leak
Repair work underway on aqueduct north of Bethany Reservoir. (06/13/2001)
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New Outreach Pamphlet
Water and waste water outreach information. (06/12/2001)
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Aqueduct Leak
Repair work underway on aqueduct north of Bethany Reservoir. (06/08/2001)
    News Advisory...
Water Plan Meeting Scheduled
The next meeting of the public Advisory Committee for the California Water Plan Update 2003 has been set for June 20 in Los Angeles. (06/07/2001)
Power Purchase Update
A report has been released summarizing the status of DWR power purchase contracts. (06/07/2001)
    Report.pdf...
Aqueduct Leak
Repair work underway on aqueduct north of Bethany Reservoir. (06/06/2001)
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Energy Exec Joins DWR
B.B. Blevins assigned to the Department’s California Energy Resources Scheduling Division (05/31/2001)
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SWP Honored With ASCE Award
State Water Project recognized as one of the 20th Century's greatest engineering achievements (05/22/2001)
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SWP Energy Purchase
DWR is soliciting proposals for off-peak energy to meet portions of its State Water Project power needs. RFP 10031565 (05/21/2001)
SWP 2001 Deliveries
Allocation set at 35 percent. (05/18/2001)
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Location Change
May 22 engineering award ceremony has been moved to Sacramento Convention Center. (05/09/2001)
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Canal Lining
DWR and MWD have signed an agreement providing State funds to MWD for lining the remaining portion of the Coachella Canal. (05/09/2001)
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State of Emergency
Governor Davis today declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties due to drought conditions in the Klamath Basin. News Release (05/04/2001)
Engineering Award - Water Awareness Month
State Water Project is recognized as one of the 20th Century's greatest engineering achievements is the highlight of May Water Awareness Month. (04/25/2001)
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Flood Control Study
DWR and CALFED have approved $3.2 million in grants aimed at imporoving flood protection and wildlife habitat in the Yuba and Feather River Watersheds. (04/25/2001)
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Energy Contract Status
An updated report has been released summarizing the status of the DWR power purchase contract efforts. (04/25/2001)
    Report Document...
FERC Filing
Power marketing comments by DWR in FERC filing. (04/24/2001)
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Warm Weather Tips
DWR offers tips to help California conserve electricity. (04/23/2001)
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Grant Workshops
Infrastructure Rehabilitation Grant Workshops have been scheduled in various locations throughout the State beginning May 3, 2001. (04/19/2001)
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Energy Workshop Materials
Presentations designed to assist power producers which were distributed at the Generation Resource Development Workshops held on March 15 and 29, 2001 are available. (04/16/2001)
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Advisory Committee Meetings
The next two meetings of the Public Advisory Committee for the California Water Plan Update 2003 have been set for April 25 and May 3 in Sacramento. (04/12/2001)
Energy Contract Status
A report has been released summarizing the status of the DWR power purchase contract efforts. (03/22/2001)
    Report Document...
Workgroup Meetings Scheduled
DWR has scheduled eight workgroup meetings over the next two weeks to discuss key assumptions for consideration in the next California Water Plan Update - 2003 Meeting Dates/Materials (03/19/2001)
Voluntary Water Purchases
Preventive measures are being taken to reduce the impact of water shortages by facilitating the purchase of additional supplies. (03/13/2001)
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AB 303 Workshop
Groundwater Assistance Fund Workshops have been scheduled to inform public agencies about proposal requirements. (03/13/2001)
    New Release (Updated 5/1/01)...
Energy Workshop
A one-day Sacramento workshop is scheduled for March 15 as part of the Governor's goal to provide 1,000 more peak period megawatts by this summer. (03/09/2001)
    News Release...     Workshop Materials...
Conference Scheduled
The Riparian Habitat and Floodplains Conference is scheduled for March 12 through 15 in Sacramento. (02/27/2001)
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California's Water Picture
An overview of California water conditions will be discussed at a public workshop on February 26, 10 a.m. (02/22/2001)
    Workshop Agenda...
Advisory Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee in support of updating the 2003 California Water Plan wll be held March 8, 2001. Meeting Materials (02/22/2001)
Fish Passage Workshop
A public workshop will visit four central and northern California cities to inform the public and local governments about this program. (02/09/2001)
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California's Water Picture
An overview of California water conditions will be discussed at a public workshop on February 26, 10 a.m. (02/09/2001)
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Energy Auction
A second Request For Bids (CDWR RFB E2001-02) for energy procurement for the State of California is available. (02/02/2001)
SWP 2001 Deliveries
Allocation is reduced 20 percent. (01/31/2001)
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Saving Energy
DWR offers tips to help California conserve electricity. Special Announcement (01/26/2001)
Auction Announcement
DWR Director announces result of power auction. (01/24/2001)
    Statement...
Power News
DWR implements Governor's order, expands power purchasing role to combat energy shortage. (01/18/2001)
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Watershed Management Workshop Focuses on San Joaquin River
Cooperating with the academic world to advance understanding of water and watershed issues, DWR is co-sponsoring a January 22-26 class at California State University, Fresno entitled, "Working at a Watershed Level.". (01/02/2001)
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