Most Californians turn on their taps without thinking about where the water comes from or if that flow might trickle out someday. They may not realize how local, state, and even federal water managers work together to ensure a steady water supply now and in the future.
DWR will begin a study this October to determine the effectiveness and environmental impacts of various ways to control a highly invasive plant species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Lake Oroville Community Update for September 6, 2019.
The Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish water wetland on the West Coast, where salt water from the San Francisco Bay meets fresh water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
You probably won’t find the town of Okieville on a map of California, but it’s been a lifetime home to most of the residents of the “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” cluster of houses in western Tulare County.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 30, 2019.
DWR is continuing to work on the environmental planning and permitting to modernize State Water Project infrastructure in the Delta.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 22, 2019.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 16, 2019.
Rooted in math, science, and computer programming, models are an important tool in water management, allowing DWR staff to make informed decisions about water operations for people, farms, and the environment.
At his inaugural Speaker Series on July 15, California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot led a discussion on restoring local wildlife species and habitats by reactivating floodplains.
Ever since Deputy Director Robert Potter testified on climate change to a Congressional subcommittee in 1988, DWR has been a leading voice in addressing this threat to the state’s environment, water supply, and way of life.
Oroville residents and visitors received great news today as the Department of Water Resources announced the reopening of the Spillway Boat Ramp area on Lake Oroville.
Lake Oroville Community Update for July 30, 2019.
DWR is completing the second year of the Elder Creek Channel Rehabilitation Project. The five-year project will clear sedimentation and vegetation to restore flow capacity of a four-mile stretch of the state-maintained Elder Creek in Tehama County.
Thanks to a collaborative multi-agency effort that includes DWR, spring-run Chinook salmon are successfully returning to the San Joaquin River for the first time in more than 65 years.
Are you planning a road trip this summer? Consider taking a detour to one of the many beaches along the California State Water Project (SWP) – you’ll find them teeming with fish, natural beauty, and healthy ways to spend your vacation.
DWR announced $4.9 million of Proposition 1E and $5 million of Proposition 1 funding is available in Fiscal Year 2019-20 for Directed Funding action under the Delta Flood Emergency Response Grant Program, Round 2 Guidelines.
Water plays an essential role in the daily lives of Californians, requiring careful management of our water resources.
Lake Oroville community update for July 12, 2019.