DWR Updates

image of construction of the main Oroville spillway

In the first episode in the Delta Conveyance Team Spotlight video series, we spoke with the project’s Executive Director Tony Meyers about his long and eventful career in engineering, including work on some of DWR’s most ambitious and significant infrastructure projects.

thermalito pumping generating powerplant

DWR took another step in its ambitious efforts to reduce climate change impacts by replacing an old electricity-generating turbine with a new, energy efficient model at the Ronald B. Robie Thermalito Pumping-Generating Powerplant in Butte County that will help the Department achieve its goal of using 100 percent zero-emission resources by 2045.

DWR works with locals to install monitoring wells in Indian Wells Valley.

“You never know the worth of water till the well runs dry,” warns an old English proverb. Fortunately for Californians, the State recognized several years ago that groundwater, which is accessed by wells, is a valuable resource that must be protected. Groundwater supports families, farms, communities, jobs, and the economy.