Selection of alternatives to evaluate in an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is an important component of public agency project planning and is typically a required as part of the environmental review decision-making process. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has initiated this process for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project and is current ...
David Kennedy, DWR Director from 1983 to 1998, was recently honored as Distinguished Alumni in Memoriam for 2020 by the UC Berkeley’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy.
Known as an engineering expert, water community leader, and champion of the State Water Project (SWP), former DWR Director William Gianelli served as DWRs third director from 1967 to 1973 and dedicated more than 30 years to public service in both the state and federal government.
Lake Oroville Community Update for December 23, 2020.
Lake Oroville Community Update for December 18, 2020.
Spring-run Chinook used to be the dominant run of salmon in California’s Central Valley, with more than a million spawners spread across nearly every river and foothill creek.
Lake Oroville Community Update for December 11, 2020.
Lake Oroville Community Update for December 4, 2020.
After salmon spawn, or reproduce, it marks the end of their lifecycle. For DWR, it marks an important time for dissecting and studying salmon carcasses to learn about the species’ population and assess their numbers in the Feather River.
To adapt to intensifying extremes, federal, state, and local governments must be proactive in analyzing how climate change may impact California’s natural resources – as well as people and property. In a step to toward that goal, DWR released “Moving to Action”, a call for essential partnerships, planning, and collaboration with state, federal, and ...