DWR Updates

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 ...

DWR celebrates women and girls in science.

Each year, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on Feb. 11. In celebration of this day and as an inclusive workplace that uplifts a variety of voices, DWR interviewed three women who work as either scientists or engineers to share their thoughts, experience, and advice for pursuing a STEM career.

Deep snow has blanketed the meadow where the second media snow survey of the 2023 season was held at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The survey is held approximately 90 miles east of Sacramento off Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Photo taken February 1, 2023.

The series of devastating storms in January 2023 demonstrated how quick California can move between extreme conditions as the looming threat of worsening drought conditions gave way to flooding impacts across the state and one of the largest snowpacks in 30 years.

Groundwater recharge in the Dunnigan area of Yolo County

DWR is committed to expediting groundwater recharge; like this project in Dunnigan, Yolo County, which is providing multiple benefits, including capturing excess water from recent storms, recharging the groundwater basin and providing habitat for migrating birds.