DWR Updates

Water sustainability is a core mission of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribe; one that is ever more critical due to drought and climate change.

As the Tribal Water Summit approaches, DWR is working to complete the video production on insightful climate change stories from four native CA tribes.

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SB 555 added Section 10608.34 to the California Water Code, requiring DWR to establish rules for conducting and validating water loss audits, technical qualifications for persons performing water loss audit validation, and reporting requirements for submitting validated water loss audits to the Department.

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Climate Leadership Award logo

For the third time in four years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) captured a prestigious national Climate Leadership Award for combating climate change. This year’s award honored DWR’s systemwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Manzo Ranch

Thanks to the helping hand of two new state-of-the-art fish release sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, salvaged fish from the John E. Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility will now have better odds of survival as they return to Delta water.

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Central Valley agriculture landscape

DWR has released the draft funding awards for the Proposition 84 San Joaquin River Water Quality Grants. Three projects are recommended for funding to receive a total of $36.6 million of available funds.

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An atmospheric river observation is on-site at the Bodega Marine Laboratory in Bodega Bay, California.

We’re hearing this question frequently, and it’s not surprising given California’s dry winter to date. We’d like to know the answer, too. The National Weather Service’s routine forecasts can only look out about two weeks ahead, and beyond that, there is little reliable skill in predicting precipitation for California.

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Sacramento Feather Rivers

Today, DWR debuts a new digital look. Our website redesign is but one of many changes that the department is and has been undergoing. In order to meet the evolving challenges we face managing California’s precious water resources, change is essential.

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1991 East Bay Hills fire, also known as "Tunnel Fire."

The wildfires of 2017 have charred hillsides across the state leaving communities downslope vulnerable to catastrophic mud and debris flows.

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Netherlands modified map

Climate change staff shares an approach to climate change planning with the Dutch...in the Netherlands.

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