DWR Updates

The spillway at Oroville Dam is seen in this aerial photograph taken via drone in Butte County. Photo taken May 4, 2021.

With ongoing wet weather and in anticipation of increased runoff inflows into the reservoir, DWR will increase outflows through the Hyatt Powerplant on Wednesday.

Aerial view of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Following the driest three-year period on record, California experienced one of the wettest three weeks in January. But now those extreme wet conditions have activated a water quality standard in the Delta that, coupled with the extended dry period since then, could result in a sharp reduction in the amount of water that can be retained or moved in ...