By experimenting with how salty ocean water mixes with fresh water within the Suisun Marsh, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has found a way to improve habitat conditions for endangered delta smelt within the upper San Francisco Estuary.
Face coverings have become vital to our public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. When DWR employee Linda Slavik learned of the overwhelming need for face masks, she took it upon herself to make themed masks and donate them to those that needed them most.
Lake Oroville Community Update for October 30, 2020.
“Pineapple Express” or “Atmospheric River” are terms you may hear often. But what do they mean, really? DWR Climate Change Program Section Chief, Elissa Lynn, gave a presentation on DWR’s Water Wednesdays live educational series where she discussed these storm systems, what they mean for California, and their impact on the state’s water reservoirs ...
Lake Oroville Community Update for October 23, 2020.
California has experienced record-breaking wildfires in 2020 with more than 4 million acres burned, increasing the risk of flash flooding along with mud and debris flows to communities and homes downslope of burn areas.
Justice Ronald B. Robie, who served as DWR's fifth director, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Lawyers Association’s Environmental Law Section for his 60 years of contributions to the environmental law field.
Lake Oroville Community Update for October 16, 2020.
Do you wish you could find hands-on, paid work experience while in school? DWR's Student Assistant Program offers on-the-job training to individuals enrolled in high school, college, or any recognized school of learning.
A team of DWR scientists are working with federal and state partners to embrace the challenge of overseeing the implementation of one of the most complex endangered species permits in California history.