DWR Updates

DWR deployed four temporary power generator units at two sites in Northern California which could place up to 120 Megawatts to the grid in minutes, potentially avoiding rolling outages.

As California faces an extreme heat wave over Labor Day Weekend, DWR is doing its part to support the statewide energy grid during extreme climate-driven events like heat waves or wildfires. It’s all part of a coordinated, statewide effort to keep lights on and air conditioners running for millions of Californians.

Climate Registry All-Star logo.

As climate change continues to cause greater weather extremes and impact water resources statewide, it is important that we reduce our carbon footprint. In recognition of the State’s ongoing efforts, The Climate Registry has awarded DWR All-Star certification in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Mendonca Dairy property in Crows Landing, California, located next to the San Joaquin River.

On a small scale, aquifers — subsurface natural basins — have been recharged with flood waters from extreme storms for decades. . Now, a new DWR assessment shows how Flood Managed Aquifer Recharge, or Flood-MAR, can help reduce flood risk and boost groundwater supplies across large areas of land.

A view of the completed work at Arnold Slough during a ceremony to celebrate the restoration work about to begin at Bradmoor Island and the construction completion at Arnold Slough.

From June 23 to July 14, 2022, DWR and partners celebrated four multi-benefit restoration projects taking place in California’s Central Valley including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), Suisun Marsh, and Yolo Bypass region.