On April 8, DWR published the Bulletin 120 and Water Supply Index (WSI) forecast update. The Bulletin 120 is a key tool for water managers across the state to understand how the melting Sierra Nevada snowpack will reach streams, rivers and eventually California reservoirs. The forecast also has important legal impacts for water rights holders acros ...
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 8, 2022.
Lake Oroville Community Update for April 1, 2022.
Lake Oroville Community Update for March 25, 2022.
Lake Oroville Community Update for March 18, 2022
As California is gripped by a third year of dry conditions, sustainably managing our water systems and conserving water is more important than ever. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on average, 14 percent of the water treated by water systems is lost to leaks; often caused by aging infrastructure and occasionally land subsiden ...
DWR environmental scientists – Morgan Battey, Vanessa Velasco, and Chelsea Palisoc – shared their diverse contributions to protecting the environment in a week-long Instagram takeover as part of Women in Science Week.
Lake Oroville Community Update for March 11, 2022.
California’s groundwater basins are a critical part of the state’s water supply for millions of people. Small communities rely on it, individual homes rely on it. It is a source of drinking water as well as irrigation for California’s agricultural community.
As California continues to experience historic drought conditions with less available snowpack and precipitation, groundwater basins are being more heavily relied on for water supply needs throughout the state. Groundwater serves as a critical resource for many different industries and uses, including farms, urban and rural communities, and ecosyst ...