DWR released the draft Regional Flood Management Assistance Program (RFMAP) Guidelines for a 45-day public comment period.
As part of its ongoing commitment to restore Delta ecosystems and habitat, DWR recently took a significant step in launching a 3,000-acre multi-benefit tidal wetlands restoration project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Located just south of the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers, the McCormack-Williamson Tract is a north Delta island with a long history of flooding. In 2018, DWR and its partners broke ground on a restoration project at the site, nearly a decade in the making.
One of the oldest and most common practices for improving native fish habitat is planting trees on the banks of rivers and streams. That is why DWR has teamed up with the non-profit River Partners to re-vegetate the Central Valley’s largest riparian corridor.
California’s State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project span several northern watersheds, converging in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where their pumping stations operate a stone’s throw away from one another.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is pleased to announce a 30-day public comment period for the California Water Plan Update 2018 Public Review Draft (PRD).
The City of Lodi is expanding its water pollution control facility along the Delta with the help from $4.6 million in grant funding from voter-approved Proposition 84 and the Department of Water Resources.
The Flood Maintenance Assistance Program (FMAP) is a new program that provides State funds for eligible maintenance activities to Local Maintaining Agencies (LMAs) and Maintenance Areas (MAs).
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.