The Department of Water Resources has released a draft report with recommendations and guidance to help small water suppliers and rural communities plan for the next drought, wildfire, or other natural disaster that may cause water shortages.
The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need to protect public health and safety. For the Department of Water Resources (DWR), this means continuing essential functions such as reliable water delivery, flood protection, dam safety, infrastructure maintenance and environmental enhancement, while maintaining the highest standards for transparency.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 10, 2020.
William Gianelli, the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR’s) third Director, passed away at the age of 101 in Monterey, California on March 30. Known for being an engineering expert, water community leader, and champion of the State Water Project (SWP), Gianelli dedicated more than 30 years to public service in both state and federal government.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 3, 2020.
Earlier this year, scientists from Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) took a break from their daily monitoring and research activities and stepped into sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade classrooms at Riverview Middle School in Rio Vista.
DWR staff have gathered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from various divisions to donate to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
Lake Oroville Community Update for March 27, 2020.
Looking for fun and free activities to do with your kids at home? Check out the Department of Water Resources (DWR) education materials webpage for free educational activities.
DWR continues operations to maintain critical functions while modifying the way we work in the face of the coronavirus to protect our staff.