DWR Updates

Cindy Messer discusses key policy and institutional challenges during the Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Summit on September 17, 2019.

“Mother nature is changing fast, and we need to change along with her,” California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot told an audience of climate scientists, water managers, and other stakeholders at a climate change conference on September 17 in Sacramento.

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Goats graze land around Lake Oroville to reduce wildfire risk.

The steep hillsides around Lake Oroville’s Lime Saddle recreational facilities in Butte County are covered with dry grass and underbrush. This week, nine acres in the Camp Fire footprint near Lime Saddle’s Parrish Cove will be covered by over 500 goats and sheep in an effort to reduce wildfire risk.

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Aerial view of the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta, looking east along the San Joaquin River.

Throughout September, DWR continued to prepare for the environmental review of a single tunnel solution to modernize State Water Project infrastructure.

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Goat Rock Beach

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.

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The Delta

DWR is continuing to work on the environmental planning and permitting to modernize State Water Project infrastructure in the Delta.

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