For the third time in four years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) captured a prestigious national Climate Leadership Award for combating climate change. This year’s award honored DWR’s systemwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Thanks to the helping hand of two new state-of-the-art fish release sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, salvaged fish from the John E. Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility will now have better odds of survival as they return to Delta water.
DWR has released the draft funding awards for the Proposition 84 San Joaquin River Water Quality Grants. Three projects are recommended for funding to receive a total of $36.6 million of available funds.
We’re hearing this question frequently, and it’s not surprising given California’s dry winter to date. We’d like to know the answer, too. The National Weather Service’s routine forecasts can only look out about two weeks ahead, and beyond that, there is little reliable skill in predicting precipitation for California.
Today, DWR debuts a new digital look. Our website redesign is but one of many changes that the department is and has been undergoing. In order to meet the evolving challenges we face managing California’s precious water resources, change is essential.
The wildfires of 2017 have charred hillsides across the state leaving communities downslope vulnerable to catastrophic mud and debris flows.
Climate change staff shares an approach to climate change planning with the Dutch...in the Netherlands.
Rainfall in California was far above average in November. Then came December, one of the state’s driest months on record.
Since 1977, DWR’s water education program has helped California’s teachers educate their students about one of our most essential resources – water. In 2017, we reached an estimated 1,000 teachers and 150,000 students by providing classroom materials and professional development for teachers.
DWR's 2017 salmon spawning restoration project in the Feather River led to a successful fall run, with several hundred Chinook salmon spawning in the restored habitat.