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On May 31, we commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day, a day to reflect on lessons learned from past dam incidents and to persevere in our core commitment toward public safety by ensuring that California's dams remain safe, operational, and resilient.

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Local agencies, State government representatives, and community members came together May 11 to celebrate the completion of the Upper Sausal Creek Erosion Control Restoration Project, a collaborative effort that provides improvements to the community of Oakland and local fish habitats.

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Algal scum

DWR urges swimmers and boaters to take the necessary precautions and stay away from algae. While some algae are harmless, certain types can produce toxins that can make people and animals sick. There is no way to tell if an algal bloom is toxic just by looking at it.

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As boating season kicks off, DWR, California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) urge boaters to always remember to clean, drain, and dry their boats before entering and leaving lakes, rivers, and other waterways to help prevent the spread of quagga or zebra mussels.

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With the goals of zero accidents and claims, on time, within budget, and meeting quality objectives, DWR’s Collaborative Partnering Program is a vital tool for improving the success of its construction projects.

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and in coordination with California Department of Fish and Wildlife has begun launching a new, first-of-its kind structure for California that aims to address a long-standing conflict between infrastructure and ecosystems.

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