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.
DWR’s Lead Scientist Ted Sommer, whose decades of research into fish and ecology has influenced scientific policy and management in California, received a career achievement award Monday at the Bay-Delta Science Conference in Sacramento.
Upcoming workshops to provide K-12 teachers tools and resources to teach climate issues to their students.
California’s State Water Project (SWP) lakes and reservoirs offer a variety of recreation opportunities during the warm summer months, including camping, boating, and water skiing.
The Delta Levees Maintenance Subventions Program has released Addendum 1 to its Program Guidelines for a 30-day comment period.
DWR wants to remind those looking to have a good time at SWP lakes and reservoirs to always be safe when in or around the water. Here are five safety rules to remember.
DWR’s video team just produced a new video of the Oroville spillways reconstruction work offering the audience an opportunity to experience the content in 360 degrees.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will soon embark on a novel approach to boost the Delta smelt population in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Dozens of children with special needs, and their families, recently enjoyed a day of fun and education on the beautiful waters of Lake Oroville at the 14th annual Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) for Kids event.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for California WaterFix.
California is known for its variable climate. Climate change will only exacerbate this variability, so water managers are eyeing a way to capitalize on the extremes by harnessing flood waters and redirecting them into parched aquifers.
Join DWR at the California State Fair to discover ways to cut your outdoor water use through water-wise landscaping.
DWR requests review and comment from interested parties for the draft Flood-MAR Research and Data Development Framework. The comment period will be open until Thursday, September 20.
Celebrate this year’s Independence Day with a Fourth of July fireworks show over the Thermalito North Forebay in Oroville.
DWR recognizes the need to rehabilitate and modernize water and flood infrastructure in California. Floodwater for Managed Aquifer Recharge, or Flood-MAR, is an emerging water management strategy that can significantly improve water resources sustainability throughout the state.
DWR is pleased to announce a 15-day public comment period for the Statewide Flood Emergency Response Grant Program Round 3, Draft List of Awards.
The Department of Water Resources announces the opening of the public comment period for the Central Valley Tributary Program Draft Guidelines.
DWR and coordinating partner agencies released a progress report on the implementation of Assembly Bill 1755, the Open and Transparent Water Data Act.
The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) has been formed as a Joint Powers Authority by the participating public water agencies. It will be charged with final design and construction of WaterFix facilities, under the oversight of DWR.