California has the most variable weather conditions in the United States, often varying between extremes such as drought and flood. Our ability to forecast variable weather conditions well in advance is a driving factor in how water managers maximize the benefits and minimize the hazards of each storm.
After being docked for three months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) relaunched its research vessel monitoring program, the Sentinel.
Lake Oroville Community Update for June 19, 2020.
DWR has submitted a (revised) Department of the Army permit application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 404 permit application) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to request authorization for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project activities in waters of the United States. ...
DWR continues to advance the Delta Conveyance Project, which is being planned to maintain reliability of the state’s water system in decades to come.
Lake Oroville Community Update for June 12, 2020.
For National Garden Week (June 7 to 13), DWR Landscape Architect Specialist and native plant enthusiast Cassandra Nguyen Musto explains why you should consider gardening with native plants for your next home landscaping project.
California Invasive Species Action Week, which takes place June 6 to 14, is a statewide campaign designed to educate the public on non-native species that threaten the State’s natural resources.
Lake Oroville Community Update for June 5, 2020.
This spring marked the fifth anniversary of the California EcoRestore initiative, a coordinated effort across state agencies to deliver 30,000 acres of restored fish and wildlife habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, an immensely important landscape that five years ago only had 5 percent of its native habitat remaining.