DWR Updates

Crews install a groundwater monitoring well in the Sierra Valley groundwater basin as part of DWRs assistance in the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are hosting educational workshops in January to assist local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) submitting Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for DWR evaluation.

Crews install piezometers on the gated spilway for the Pyramid Dam Modernization project in Los Angeles County, California.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is moving forward with the modernization of State Water Project (SWP) facilities across the state to reduce seismic and hydrologic risks. Several projects kicked off in 2019 across California.

Headshot of Sean de Guzman

Sean de Guzman is the newly-appointed chief of the Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting section. We sat down with him to get his take on DWR’s annual snow surveys and how the information gathered impacts water management in California.

Lefty's Grill in Nevada City, Calif. had to close due to flooding from Deer Creek, which drains to the Yuba River, during the atmospheric river event across Northern California on January 10, 2017.

Flooding is a major issue across California – every county has experienced a federally declared flood disaster in the past 20 years. To help Californians stay prepared this flood season, DWR is participating in the eighth annual California Flood Preparedness Week from October 19 – 26, 2019.