DWR recently broke ground on the Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project, the largest tidal wetlands restoration project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to date.
The Central Valley Tributaries Program is soliciting grant proposals for multi-benefit flood risk reduction projects.
On December 12, 2018, DWR and CDFW Directors Nemeth and Bonham respectively, presented progress on the voluntary agreements to the SWRCB as an alternative to the Board’s staff proposal requiring unimpaired river flows under the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan.
DWR announced the release of the first projects recommended (draft) for grant funding within the Continuous Application Process (CAP1).
DWR presented Dr. Bin Guan with the 2018 Climate Science Service Award for his tool that identifies atmospheric rivers in weather models. The work supports experimental forecasts of these large storms earlier than current models.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed construction on a 350-acre tidal restoration project at Yolo Flyway Farms on the northwestern edge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The National Weather Service is forecasting rain in both Northern and Southern California starting Wednesday, including over the burn areas of the Camp and Woolsey Fires. Moderate rain is expected on Wednesday, increasing into Thursday and Friday. Communities downslope of burn areas are at an increased risk of flash flooding, mudflows, and debris f ...
DWR is looking to small businesses and veterans to help serve millions of Californians and it’s having a big impact on local communities. DWR’s Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program works directly with the business community to ensure small businesses, like Aviate Enterprises in Sacramento, can contribute to ...
DWR recently completed construction that transforms an island in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from a managed leveed site to an open tidal wetland reminiscent of the historical landscape.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have released a final version of their summary document on the water conservation bills made into law in 2018.
With over 30 years of advocacy experience on behalf of California’s Native American tribes, DWR Tribal Policy Advisor Anecita Agustinez was recently honored with a resolution from the California State Assembly.
Elected officials, federal and state government representatives, local agencies and community members gathered October 17 in Mecca, Calif., to witness the groundbreaking of the St. Anthony Sewer Pipeline and Lift Station Extension Project.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is pleased to announce a 45-day public comment period for the 2018 Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Draft Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) and Draft Guidelines.
After this historic year of fires, it is more important than ever that Californians are aware of their flood risks if they live downhill of areas affected by wildfires.
The Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored three DWR employees with individual awards for 2018: principal engineer Maurice Roos, supervising engineer Jesse Dillon, and engineer Amanda Ott.
The Sacramento Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Ted Craddock, DWR Assistant Deputy Director of the State Water Project, with the Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector for his work last year as project manager of the Oroville Emergency Recovery project.
More than 20,000 visitors and residents joined in the festivities of Oroville’s annual Salmon Festival on September 22 to welcome Chinook salmon back to the Feather River.
DWR has proposed amendments to California Plumbing Code (CPC) sections dealing with plumbing design standards for recycled water.
Today DWR released a Benefit-Cost Analysis for California WaterFix by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, that finds WaterFix could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who obtain their water from participating State Water Project contractors.
DWR Director Karla Nemeth told a global audience of water experts and policymakers Thursday that the department has embraced a science-based approach to withstanding extreme weather changes in California while setting the groundwork for a more sustainable future.