DWR Updates

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.

Groundwater recharge ponds are located on the grounds of the Stockton East Water District (SEWD)

Nearly eight years ago, during our last severe drought in 2014, the California Legislature took bold action to enact landmark groundwater legislation known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Less than a decade later, the West is experiencing continued historic drought impacts that have researchers claiming this to be the most gri ...