DWR Updates

An aerial view shows high water conditions at Loafer Point Stage 2 Boat Ramp on Lake Oroville in Butte County, California. Photo taken July 3, 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.

California's water supply portfolio puzzle graphic.

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 ...

Salmon make their way up the fish ladder at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville

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.