As California experiences more extreme swings between wet and dry periods, DWR continues to deploy innovative forecasting and water management strategies for the State Water Project (SWP) to adapt to California’s changing climate.
DWR is using a unique piece of State Water Project SWP infrastructure for the first time since 2006 to reduce the amount of flood waters going into Tulare Lake in the Central Valley.
Lake Oroville Community Update for May 19, 2023.
California’s waterways offer plenty of recreation opportunities this summer, but it’s important to also remember that with warm water comes the potential for toxic algal blooms.
Lake Oroville Community Update for May 12, 2023.
Lake Oroville Community Update for May 5, 2023.
The State Water Project’s (SWP) reservoirs located throughout California kick off this summer with high water levels. When recreating at SWP facilities, you should always keep water safety as a top priority and stay alert of cold, fast, and fluctuating water conditions.
Congratulations to the 22 apprentices who graduated from the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Apprenticeship Program as Utility Craftsworkers and Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) Mechanics, Electricians, and Operators.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 28, 2023.
DWR is increasing releases from Lake Oroville to the Feather River this week due to heavier snowmelt inflows into the reservoir. Flows to the Feather River will increase to 18,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) today with 6,500 cfs flowing through the low-flow channel within the City of Oroville.