From severe, multi-year droughts to sudden flooding, California is experiencing the impacts of the intensifying climate crisis. To better prepare and plan for a future with climate extremes, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Public Review Draft of California Water Plan Update 2023.
Attention all horticultural professionals and garden enthusiasts! DWR has partnered with the UC Davis California Center for Urban Horticulture to update a free, online database that helps users find plants suitable for their region.
Lake Oroville Community Update for September 15, 2023.
Lake Oroville, the State Water Project’s largest reservoir, reached full capacity this spring for the first time since 2019 and recreational boaters, paddlers and campers have been heading to the lake in full force to find relief from the summer heat.
To help young salmon survive their perilous migration through the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, the Department of Water Resources has begun installing a bioacoustic fish fence at the junction of the Sacramento River and Georgiana Slough.
Starting this week, Oroville-area residents will notice construction staging equipment and materials at Oroville Dam’s main spillway.
Lake Oroville Community Update for September 8, 2023.
The State Water Project (SWP) moves life-sustaining water across the state for 27 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland. It supplies families, businesses, crops, and industries with safe and affordable water. Without modernization of our infrastructure, climate-driven weather extremes and seismic threats will affect how we can deliver ...
Lake Oroville Community Update for September 1, 2023.
In California’s Central Valley, spring-run Chinook salmon are a threatened species. To support recovery efforts of spring-run and to track their progress, it’s crucial for state agencies like the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to know how many juveniles are produced in the Central Valley’s rivers each year.