The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced $7 million in grants to restore streams, creeks, and rivers to more natural environmental conditions and reduce flood damage risks across multiple communities in California.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 17, 2020
This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and to commemorate its theme of “climate action” the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is highlighting an important tool used for detecting the impacts of climate change in California’s Delta region; its research vessel, the Sentinel.
The Department of Water Resources has released a draft report with recommendations and guidance to help small water suppliers and rural communities plan for the next drought, wildfire, or other natural disaster that may cause water shortages.
The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need to protect public health and safety. For the Department of Water Resources (DWR), this means continuing essential functions such as reliable water delivery, flood protection, dam safety, infrastructure maintenance and environmental enhancement, while maintaining the highest standards for transparency.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 10, 2020.
William Gianelli, the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR’s) third Director, passed away at the age of 101 in Monterey, California on March 30. Known for being an engineering expert, water community leader, and champion of the State Water Project (SWP), Gianelli dedicated more than 30 years to public service in both state and federal government.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 3, 2020.
Earlier this year, scientists from Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) took a break from their daily monitoring and research activities and stepped into sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade classrooms at Riverview Middle School in Rio Vista.
DWR staff have gathered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from various divisions to donate to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.